THE ANC in ward 7 of the Greater Tzaneen municipality has accused community leaders at Morwatshehla village of organising costly protests that create tension among the villagers.
It said community leaders were reportedly using money donated monthly by MTN to pay transport for "unnecessary protests against poor service delivery".
A protest march to the office of premier Cassel Mathale in Polokwane over poor service delivery will take place today.
Last month, a group of about 100 people marched to the Tzaneen municipality demanding roads, water and new residential sites.
They decided to march to Polokwane today after the municipality allegedly failed to respond to their grievances within the stipulated time.
ANC chairperson Noel Makhumbila said the leaders, who are alleged to be members of Cope, continued to take unilateral decisions that excluded other villagers and divided the community.
He said the ANC government was working hard to ensure that basic services were made available.
"We have tried as an organisation to engage the leaders in discussions about how best the area can be developed but some of them do not want to cooperate."