Twenty-seven suspended Metsimaholo Municipality employees in Sasolburg that are currently undergoing a disciplinary process cannot be pardoned.
This is according to Free State MEC of Cooperative Governance and Human Settlements, Olly Mlamleli. She added that all the suspended municipal employees are shop stewards. Mlamleli said they assessed a video taken by the police and have seen some members throwing stones which they can’t be forgiven while they are going through a legal process.
Mlamleli highlighted that media cooperated with people who prompted service delivery in Sasolburg after a sewage spillage occurred at a local clinic.
“No one questioned the workers to ask that while they were fighting against or for their rights, was it really necessary and disturb service delivery and throw things that will cause blockages. About other workers, the municipality is sitting down and considering what can be done. The other twenty-seven employees will go through a disciplinary process,” she said.
Mlamleli explained that they will be continuing to advice municipal workers that even though they have rights they have to be considerate during conflicts. She said they shouldn’t disturb the community as it is clueless about the reason of the fight between employees and the municipality.