Stench from trash hovers over Marble Hall following SAMWU demonstrations

MARBLE HALL – Chaos erupted in Marble Hall on Tuesday as South African Workers Union in Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality continued with their demonstrations.

The workers trashed the town that day as they demanded the local municipality to heed their call for the removal of senior municipal officials.

Union members at the local municipality have been embarking on demonstrations for weeks and vowed not to back down until the local municipality fire senior officials following the VBS Mutual Bank investment saga.

The paper reliably learned that EPMLM is one of the municipalities that invested with the against national treasury’s warning no to do so with the bank currently placed under curatorship. The local municipality is said to have invested R80 million with the bank.

The Municipal Manager, Monica Mathebela and Chief Financial Officer, Khabo Ramosibi have since been served with letters of intension to suspend through council resolution.

Flip Jacobs, Democratic Alliance (DA) EPMLM councillor, earlier said the ball was in the court of the local municipality to listen to the demands of the workers and save the town from the mayhem as services were now at a halt.

Jacobs said as the DA they wanted the two aforementioned senior municipal officials suspended immediately.

“The smell in town is now unbearable because of the uncollected waste and the trash lying everywhere,” concluded Jacobs.

The union members who did not want their names mentioned in the paper said they were prepared to continue with the demonstrations until the municipality heard their demands.

Recently 08 members of the union were arrested but later released after they trashed the town allegedly after the municipality obtained a court order against them when they barged into a council sitting which was cancelled.

Several attempts to get comment from the municipality were not successful at the time of going to press.


Thapelo Motseo

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