Police rescue Ba-Phalaborwa mayor from angry mob


- citizen.co.za | 2 weeks ago

A Limpopo mayor reportedly had to be whisked away by the police on Wednesday from the hands of angry community members, who were baying for her blood after she was accused of awarding municipal jobs to friends, family and ANC branch members, leaving those from other political parties out in the cold.

Mayor Marriam Malatji, of the Ba-Phalaborwa local municipality near the Kruger National Park, reportedly spent the better part of the day locked in her office fearing for her life because angry community members, led by leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), blocked the municipal entrance demanding an audience. The community marched to the municipal offices in their hundreds, where they demanded to meet the mayor.

“Our aim was not to stage a war.

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