Kgetleng calls for calm as Mayor’s properties set alight

Kgetleng Rivier Local Municipality says it has noted with serious concern, incidents of protest and burning of the property in Koster earlier on Wednesday.

Municipal Manager, Joseph Mogale said properties belonging to the Mayor, Kim Medupe were burnt by protestors who also barricaded the roads. Mogale said due to the volatile situation, the municipal services were disrupted.

The municipality strongly condemns the burning of property and call on the aggrieved parties to express their grievances through peaceful engagements and negotiations.

Law enforcement agencies have been engaged to restore peace and stability in the municipality.

The municipality is open and available to engage community towards resolving the dissatisfactions in order for service delivery to be back to normal,” Mogale.

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