Workers of the EPWP (Expanded public works program), employed by the municipality, were this week on Tuesday informed by the Thabazimbi Municipality that their services can no longer be afforded due to financial constraints. As they were not informed earlier regarding this matter, they decided to do a mass demonstration in order to make themselves heard. They demonstrated their frustration against this decision of the TLM by dumping rubbish in the streets in the central business area and vandalising and plundering municipal gardens. EPWP workers are employed by the municipality on a casual basis to tend to matters such as cleaning the streets and tending the municipal gardens.
Photo: Barend Gerber