Protesters remove official's shoes

2013-02-16 19:03
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Mbombela - Protesting employees at the Emalahleni Local Municipality in Mpumalanga manhandled a local manager they accused of corruption, the municipality said on Saturday.

Local manager George Mthimunye lost his shoes and his clothes were torn when protesters took him from his office, last Thursday, municipal spokesperson Lebohang Mofokeng said.

He said the allegations that Mthimunye was corrupt, were nothing but "party politics".

"The municipality cannot get involved in the matter. The ANC, which deployed him to Emalahleni, is in a position to deal with the matter, not the municipality."

According to a report in the Beeld, the protesters deliberately took Mthimunye's shoes.

"You cannot fill your shoes as a municipal manager, so we will take them off for you," an unnamed protester told the newspaper.

They reportedly carried Mthimunye to the African National Congress's (ANC) regional offices.

Mofokeng said Mthimunye was well and had not opened a case with the police.

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