Uproar over return of official

THE woes of former Modimolle municipal manager Charles Powell are set to continue.

This follows a decision by residents to protest against his impending reinstatement.

Powell, who was fired from the municipality after being found guilty of at least 10 financial mismanagement charges in June, was set to return to work following an alleged recommendation by Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale.

But the Modimolle residents said yesterday they would protest to stop Powell from returning to work.

A municipal source said an urgent council meeting was to be held late in the afternoon to ratify a decision to reinstate Powell.

Mathale's spokesperson Phuti Mosomane said the matter had nothing to do with the premier's office because "Mathale would not insist on appointing someone with such a record".