Ronald Lamola Must Be Held Accountable For Events in Thaba Chweu

Anthony Benadie MPL

Provincial Leader – Mpumalanga

Service delivery in the Thaba Chweu municipality have been brought to a complete standstill as a direct consequence of the recent inflammatory statements made by the deputy president of the ANC Youth League, Ronald Lamola.

This morning members of the ANC Youth League blockaded the entrances to the Thaba Chweu Municipality’s buildings in Lydenburg and Mashishing, ostensibly because of their unhappiness with the ANC’s choice of mayor to replace the late Cllr Moses Marobela, who passed away recently.

Youth League members closed the doors of both buildings until (according to them) Monday, and told employees that “the youth league will govern the office”. This unnecessary and criminal closure will only affect ordinary citizens, who are once again subjected to the ongoing faction fighting in the ruling ANC.

Lamola should personally be held accountable for any damages that may arise from this unlawful closure, as this is a direct ramification of his calls to reduce Mpumalanga into a state of complete anarchy.

Charges of intimidation have already been laid against Lamola, and the DA today received confirmation that it had been referred to the KwaMhlanga police (with new case number, 347/06/2012) for investigation.

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