Rumour of outside appointment for Municipal Manager leads to protest

A stern warning last Thursday when tyres were lit in front of the STLM building after rumors of an outside appointment as Municipal Manager, surfaced.

A message asking for protesters, opposing the appointment of someone outside the Middelburg stall, to gather at the Eric Jiyane Hall in Mhluzi, was circulated yesterday.



Read: Road cleared for now, protest set to continue

Several burning tyres have been reported in Mhluzi as well as in Walter Sisulu and Wanderers Streets in the vicinity of the Steve Tshwete Municipality offices. Public Order Police are on the scene.

Read: Motorists warned – several protest actions identified

The team will be monitoring the situation throughout the day and there will also be more about the reason for the protest in the Middelburg Observer, on sale this afternoon at 15:00.

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Jana Boshoff

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