The mayor of the Greater Letaba municipality in Limpopo Joshua Matlou cannot attend to council matters because of ill-health, Sowetan learnt yesterday.
Matlou, 36, pictured, has not reported for work for more than a week. He allegedly collapsed during a council meeting two weeks ago from what is believed to have been a stroke.
A municipal official said Matlou had missed a party caucus on Tuesday.
He became the region's youngest mayor when he was appointed after the local government elections in March last year. - Frank Maponya