Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela has denied allegations that student leader Mcebo Dla.
EMBATTLED mayor Clarah Ndlovu has been placed on "special leave" following a month-long violent service delivery protest in Mashishing, Mpumalanga.
According to the ANC, Ndlovu has not resigned but is on leave with full pay. Speaker Joseph Pooe will act as the executive mayor while Nduna Mashego will act as speaker. And the DA is not happy.
"This is proof that the ANC has no empathy for its constituency as monies sorely needed for the rendering of services are utilised to fill the back pockets of their councillors," DA's Anthony Benadie said yesterday.
For more than a month, Mashishing residents near Lydenburg embarked on a series of protests, demanding among other things Ndlovu's resignation.
The local offices of the South African Social Security Agency and part of the local police barracks were torched.