Our debt-to-GDP ratio is growing, we're running a problematic current account deficit, state-owned companies are a drag on the economy and our bloated public service wage bill needs to be trimmed. We're running out of money, and fast.
A section of the Lichtenburg municipality building was set alight and the mayor held captive by a group of disgruntled residents on Wednesday evening. This was the scene the morning after. Watch.
The life of Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor, Daniel Buthelezi, who is being held hostage in the municipal offices, is not under threat, his spokesperson says.
Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor Daniel Buthelezi and his bodyguards have been released unharmed after being held hostage in the municipal offices, North West police have said.
A police tactical response team has arrived at the scene were the Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor, Daniel Buthelezi is being held hostage.
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