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Councilor Tsunke speaks as bullying claims fly at Matjhabeng municipality

by Thys Khiba
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Matjhabeng local municipality mayor Thanduxolo Khalipha has been accused of bullying by ANC ward 11 councilor Sipho Tsunke for bullying municipality ward councilors

By Thys Khiba – Matjhabeng local municipality mayor Thanduxolo Khalipha has been accused of bullying by ANC ward 11 councilor Sipho Tsunke for bullying municipality ward councilors.

Matjhabeng local municipality ward councilor and Lejweleputswa district municipality MMC for Disaster Management and Health Services, Sipho Tsunke has accused Khalipha of bullying and wanting to control him and other five ward councilors.

Matjhabeng local municipality ward councilor and Lejweleputswa district municipality MMC for Disaster Management and Health Services, Sipho Tsunke
Matjhabeng local municipality ward councilor and Lejweleputswa district municipality MMC for Disaster Management and Health Services, Sipho Tsunke

In a phone call interview with ward councilor Tsunke, he confirmed that seven people were hired by Khalipha in a swimming pool project which took place in his ward without his concern.

“The problem is that the man is bully. He is trying to be in charge of wards and bullying all ward councilors. At least five ward councilors have complained about him to the ANC. What happened is that we were opening a swimming pool in my ward and they hired people at least 7 people without my concern,” said Tsunke.

In a social media post, Tsunke indicated that Khalipha ‘will not behave like Magashule to him.

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The African National Congress (ANC) Regional Convener, Xolile Toki confirmed that they are going to have a meeting with councilor Tsunke regarding his ‘unofficial complain.’ Toki confirmed that they are aware of the social media post by Tsunke.

“I don’t have a formal complaint. We are going to meet with him as the officials in the region.”

At the time of publishing this article, we couldn’t get a view of Khalipha who confirmed that he was in a meeting.

Matjhabeng municipality Executive Mayor Thanduxolo Khalipha
Matjhabeng municipality Executive Mayor Thanduxolo Khalipha

This is a developing story.


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