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Municipalities “repudiated” the Act

Scores of Limpopo municipalities, alongside 108 others across the country under the ANC-led government, are not conforming to Municipal Property Rates Act, according to Jacques Smalle, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Limpopo Spokesperson on Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta). Lephalale, Greater Giyani, Greater Letaba, Musina, Thulamela, …

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Demonstration pictures during and after Cllr Moselane appeared before ethics committee in Lephalale

The Economic Freedom Fighters [EFF] including individuals from the community of Lephalale, Limpopo organised demonstration outside the local municipality offices on Wednesday in support of party member, councillor Jan Moselane. The municipality pulled Moselane before the ethics committee, accused of misconduct. Police were deployed in the area to monitor the …

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EFF councillor appear before Ethics Committee

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Councillor Jan Moselane will today [Wednesday] appear for the second time before the ethics committee for his alleged social media utterances. The ANC-led the charge in calling for action against Moselane for his alleged misconduct dating back to Facebook statement he made earlier this year …

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Ousted chief to get back his throne is misinformation

Corporative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) says it has noted with serious concern rumours that the department was going to reinstate ousted acting Chief Phetogo David Seleka on Thursday as senior traditional leader of Baphuting Boo Seleka. “Of great concern, it is a continual misinformation fed to the community about the …

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Boy shot during “community protest”

A 13-year-old Ga-Seleka boy is receiving treatment at Mokopane Hospital after police shot at protesters professedly utilising a live ammunition in a trouble-torn Limpopo village. Community Spokesperson Jan Moselane claimed police shot Tsefa Marakalala with live ammunition while in a group of protesters who had gathered near Seleka Clinic. “The …

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Ousted acting chief gets back his throne

In the midst of long-standing community divisions, expelled acting Chief Phetogo Seleka will on Thursday get back his throne as a traditional leader of Baphuting Boo Seleka. In a statement on Wednesday, the leader of the community behind his [acting Kgosi] return to power, Jan Moselane said the community will …

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Talks to resolve chieftaincy wrangle on the cards

The Honourable Mayor of Lephalale Local Municipality, Cllr Moloko Jack Maeko has on Tuesday held a meeting together with the community structures of Ga-Seleka village to resolve the on-going protests in the area. Lephalale Municipality spokesperson Conscious Chiloane said the meeting aimed at discussing the current challenges surrounding the chieftaincy …

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Protesters barricaded  roads with stones 

The South African Police Service Acting Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, Major General Jan Scheepers has condemned the ongoing violent protests in the Lephalale area with the strongest possible terms. This condemnation follows the violent protest actions which erupted in Ga-Seleka area outside Lephalale until Wednesday morning. “A group of people …

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Medupi is laying off workers

About 250 workers at the near completion Medupi Power Station construction project in Lephalale, Limpopo will be jobless at the end of June after hammering the last nail on their scope of work. Medupi Project Manager Phillip Dukashe said the electricity venture will also demobilise 397 workers by the end …

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Horrific car accident, deceased identified

Police have released the names of the five people who lost their lives in a horrific accident that occurred in Dorset outside Lephalale after their families identified the bodies. They are: Mmone Rafapha aged (41), the driver, Hannes Greef 48), Johanna Greef (49), Jouna Greef(16) and a 3-year-old Amogelang Makgae. …

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