Media Alert: SAMWU to lead a march to the Matjahabeng Local Municipality 

he South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the Free State Province will be leading a march to the Matjahabeng Local Municipality on the 7th September 2023. Members of the Union, along with workers at the municipality will be delivering a memorandum of demands to the Executive Mayor, Cllr Thanduxolo Khalipha. 

Some of the issues raised in the memorandum includes:

1. Health and Safety and provision of relevant PPE.

2. Outsourcing of municipal services.

3. GBV in the workplace.

4. Harassment of employees by the Executive Mayor.

5. Political interference in the operations of the Municipality.

6. Unlawful recruitment and nepotism.

7. Payment of salaries in terms of the relevant Municipal grading.

8. Payment of COVID-19 allowance.

9. Amendment of the Municipal Systems Act.

Members of the media are hereby invited to attend and cover the event which will take place as follows; 

Date    : 7 September 2023

Time   : 08:00

Venue : Koppie Alleen Circle and proceed to the municipal offices.  

Issued by SAMWU Free State

Tiisetso Mahlatsi

Provincial Secretary

079 152 9648


Vusi Xaba 

Local Secretary 

078 448 0213