'About 80% of employees have been paid in West Rand municipality'

West Rand municipal councillors held hostage by staff have been released.

The officials were held hostage over unpaid salaries.

Eyewitness News reporter Pelane Phakgadi has been tracking the story and says most of the employees have been paid.

About 80% of employees in the West Randa have been paid their salaries.

Pelane Phakgadi, EWN reporter

READ: 'The ANC should pay back the R2 million from VBS if they received it'

That is exclusive of their pension packages.

Pelane Phakgadi, EWN reporter

The municipality had invested R77 million in VBS Mutal bank.

It had failed to pay October wages and pension funds have been deferred over the past three months.

ALSO READ: Malema's cousin implicated in VBS scandal

The question remains as to what will happen next month whether they will have to be held hostage overnight again to get their salaries.

Pelane Phakgadi, EWN reporter

Listen to what has happened to other municipalities that had not received salaries...


This article first appeared on 702 : 'About 80% of employees have been paid in West Rand municipality'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Union representing Bosasa workers shocked by liquidation announcement

Union representing Bosasa workers shocked by liquidation announcement

The union says they have requested an urgent meeting with the management to get full clarity on the matter.

'Parliament should have proper inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office'

'Parliament should have proper inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office'

DA's John Steenhuisen says Parliament should investigate the public protector after the findings against her.

I had nothing to do with VBS - Florence Radzilani

I had nothing to do with VBS - Florence Radzilani

Vhembe District former mayor Florence Radzilani says the Provincial Forensic Investigation exonerated her from the VBS scandal.

There could be dire consequences if members heed Amcu's strike call - analyst

There could be dire consequences if members heed Amcu's strike call - analyst

Contributor at Mining MX Ed Stoddard says a strike in the coal and platinum sectors could be bad for the economy.

Pule Mabe was never alone in hotel room with assistant - ANC NEC's Sdumo Dlamini

Pule Mabe was never alone in hotel room with assistant - ANC NEC's Sdumo Dlamini

ANC's Sdumo Dlamini says party spokesperson Pule Mabe free to return to work after he being cleared of sexual harassment charges.

Makhura describes his tenure as a "towering monument of progress" #GautengSOPA

Makhura describes his tenure as a "towering monument of progress" #GautengSOPA

Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Monday delivered his last State of the Province Address.

Popular articles
Why rooibos tea price remains high despite improved rains

Why rooibos tea price remains high despite improved rains

MD at Rooibos Ltd, Martin Bergh explains the current high price of Rooibos tea.

Traffic congestion: Capetonians spending 75% more time in vehicles

Traffic congestion: Capetonians spending 75% more time in vehicles

Cape Town has the worst congestion levels in the whole of South Africa.

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.

'Bring back skilled engineers to Eskom' - Solidarity

'Bring back skilled engineers to Eskom' - Solidarity

Trade Union Solidarity says it supports Pravin Gordhan's idea that technicians who used to work for Eskom should be brought back.

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.