Mayor placed on special leave

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.

But the DA is not happy.

"This is proof that the ANC has no empathy for its constituency as money sorely needed for the rendering of services is utilised to fill the back pockets of their councillors," the DA's Anthony Benadie said yesterday. - Alfred Moselakgomo