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Poo Protest! Sewage keeps officials from work

By Sapa | Dec 07, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 9 ]

Tokologo municipality workers in Boshof in the Free State have refused to go to work after raw sewage was dumped in their office

The Volksblad newspaper said angry residents dumped a bucket full of raw sewage in the office to protest against alleged nepotism by the municipal manager Sono Mofokeng.

An independent councillor Michael Lentsa told the newspaper the protesters wanted to talk to the municipal manager about the appointment of 10 people.

The protesters threw the sewage in the office when they heard Mofokeng was on leave.

It is alleged that the posts were not advertised.

Residents, councillors and Mofokeng met for most of Thursday in the neighbouring town of Herzogville on the matter.

The newspaper said it was decided the appointments would be nullified, which was accepted by the residents.

However, the dumped sewage was not yet cleaned up by Thursday afternoon, the report said.


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The sh!t is hitting the fan all over the place. Some places more literally than others

Dec 07, 2012 12:25 | 0 replies

MommaC - In Joburg, the nature and conservation offices had the same problem. The sewage system wasnt properly fixed, so all the $h17 started seeping into the basement.

That entire building now smells like a sewage dump. The employees refused to go to work. Anyways, the department didnt just decide to lease a new building.

They are now building a new building from scratch. The employees were told to work from home. Spoke to a connection in the department, nobody has been doing any work for the past two months.

Meanwhile, the rent for the building is still being paid. The salaries are still being paid.

Dec 07, 2012 12:43 | 0 replies


Then we wonder about rhino populations!

Dec 07, 2012 12:52 | 0 replies

i hope a no work no pay for the mayor is in order

Dec 07, 2012 1:37 | 0 replies

Ag no Sinudeity, surely you jest ?

Dec 07, 2012 1:37 | 0 replies

@MommaC - Check your comment here

Dec 07, 2012 1:41 | 0 replies


I didn't even have to. The minute I saw that I started giggling. Maybe someone was reading :)

Dec 07, 2012 1:53 | 0 replies

@MommaC - Maybe someone was reading :)

True :)

Dec 07, 2012 2:6 | 0 replies

Tokologo municipality workers in Boshof in the Free State have refused to go to work after raw sewage was dumped in their office
lol ha ha ha come again... who dropped what where??? lol ha ha ha in the office... whose office? lol ha ha ha... I LOVE SOUTH AFRICA!

Dec 07, 2012 3:2 | 0 replies