Nketoana's corporate services director Mokete Nhlapo also confirmed that a disgruntled member of the community allegedly set the small town's municipal offices alight.
"A section of the main office in Reitz was set on fire by a community member who had come to the office to recover the amount of money that his mother had deposited into the municipality's bank account to partially settle a debt.
"He became angry when he was informed that the money cannot be recovered. He allegedly used petrol to set the office on fire," said Nhlapo.
Nhlapo said the building was closed for four days to allow police investigations to take place. "Only one employee sustained a minor abrasive injury on his left hand for which medical attention was received. None of the employees sustained burn injuries."
Eye witnesses said the furious man barged into the municipal office carrying a 20-litre container filled with petrol and yelling that local officials were corrupt as they refused to pay back his mother's money.