Mpuma municipality 'buys' back seized assets

2015-03-05 12:03
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The Thaba Chweu municipality in Mashishing (Lydenburg), Mpumalanga, "bought" back furniture, computers, and two vehicles the sheriff seized from its offices, Beeld newspaper reported on Thursday.

But a few hours after three of its staff members successfully bid for the assets at an auction, the municipality cancelled the electronic funds transfer to pay for them.

This happened last week, according to a municipality insider who was not named by Beeld.

The sheriff returned to the municipality's offices on Tuesday to seize two brand new Nissan bakkies.

"We have learnt a very hard lesson now," the official said.

Beeld said there were 15 court orders to seize assets from the municipality to pay outstanding debt.

Read more on:    mbombela

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.