FINANCIALLY DROWNING FS MUNICIPALITY SAY SALARY PAYMENTS WILL BE DELAYED AFTER ITS VEHICLES WERE ATT
Harrismith - The Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality in Harrismith in the Free State, which has been drowning in financial distress and political instability for the past few years, has won a legal bid to get its attached vehicles back.
A week ago, the municipality was left red-faced after some of its assets were attached by a sheriff from the Phuthaditjaba magisterial district.
The attachment was meant to recover money owed by the municipality to several service providers who have gone unpaid for months - some even years.
Their pleas to be paid fell on deaf ears, and then some of the service providers opted to go the legal route and obtained orders to attach municipal assets to be sold in a public auction.
The municipality is led by the MAP16 Civic Movement (MAP16), a party started by 16 former ANC councillors after they were expelled for refusing to implement mandates from the governing party.
Picture: Some vehicles that were attached - picture supplied.
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