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Mhlonishwa Masilela, executive mayor of Steve Tshwete Local Municipality. Photo: Facebook/OfficialSTLM
Mhlonishwa Masilela, executive mayor of Steve Tshwete Local Municipality. Photo: Facebook/OfficialSTLM

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The burning of Masilela’s house in Mhluzi near Middelburg is a culmination of tensions that started last year when employees demanded salary increases.

Over 1 000 employees have been demanding that the ANC-led council must abide by its resolution and pay them salaries according to a grade five municipality. Only councillors and senior managers have been earning improved salaries while those below them have remained on lower remuneration of a grade four municipality.

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