The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Metsimaholo Municipality says it will not rest until Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela gets her day in court.
Ntombela allegedly interfered in the re-appointment of former municipal manager Steven Molala in 2017. Ntombela who was Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC at the time. It is alleged that she used her political influence to flout recruitment processes in favour of Molala.
Molala’s appointment was later reversed by a council.
EFF’s regional secretary April Motaung said, “We are going to ensure that the premier, the former administrator and the former municipal manager have their day in court because we are serious as the EFF when we say we are fighting corruption…”
“We want an accountable government of the people,” added Motaung.
Meanwhile, the Hawks are currently at the municipality to collect statements as part of an investigation into the case which the EFF has opened.
Acting Mayor councillor Mosiuoa Poho says they will co-operate with authorities.
Poho said, “The Hawks are here regarding an investigation into a case opened by EFF councilors. The case relates to the illegal appointment of former municipal manager Mr Molala. We as the municipality will co-operate with the Hawks in terms of information they might need.”