Residents blocking the D21 road in Madeira in protest against nepotism and unfair labor recruitment – ​​Tzaneen Voice

By staff reporter

MADEIRA VILLAGE-Residents of Madeira Village in Ward 10 have blocked the D21 road in a community protest against alleged nepotism and unfair labor recruitment practices.

The protest broke out over allegations that the local contractor, who was supposed to hire 30 workers, hired only 19 from the community, while the remaining workers appeared to have been selected through favoritism.

Community members are specifically accusing the ward councilor of prioritizing his own employees for the jobs.

The situation escalated to the point where the mayor of Maruleng Local Municipality, Councilor Tsheko Musolwa, had to intervene on Monday to address the grievances. However, it appears that the resolution reached during the intervention has not been implemented, leading to new unrest.

Although the ward councilor has not yet publicly responded to the allegations, the community is calling for immediate action to ensure the recruitment process is fair.

The situation in Madeira Village remains tense as residents continue to protest what they see as unfair labor practices.

Motorists are urged to remain vigilant and avoid the affected area if possible.

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