Mayor dismisses allegations made by DA

SASOLBURG - “There is no truth in the allegations made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) against the ANC led municipality,” these were the words of the Executive Mayor of Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Cllr. Brutus Mahlaku, dismissing allegations made by the DA Councillor, Jacob Mahlangu, that the municipality has been neglecting residents in Amelia for eight years without water, electricity, sanitation, roads, clinics and schools.


“These allegations are baseless and very misleading and also under estimate the intelligence of our people at Amelia. 

Zamdela celebrates World Literacy Day

Zamdela celebrates World Literacy DayZAMDELA - As part of International Literacy Day, the Executive Mayor of Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Cllr Brutus Mahlaku, took time away from his busy schedule, to celebrate the day with the  learners of Grade 3A of Nelson Mandela Primary School in Zamdela on Tuesday morning. Mahlaku said that he felt it was necessary to celebrate the day with the future leaders of South Africa, because previously such dates were not celebrated amongst the black communities.


“I want to remind South Africans that we, as black people, were not encouraged to have formal education during the apartheid. But after 1994, we saw many of our people starting to learn how to read and write. Today, I feel very honoured to be part of this International Literacy Day,” said the first citizen of Metsimaholo. According to him, it is through literacy that the economy of South Africa can grow and provide better life for its citizens.

Metsimaholo honour pastor’s wives

SASOLBURG - Metsimaholo Local Municipality ended the Women’s Month on a very high note by honouring and appreciating pastor’s wives during the Women in Faith Seminar which was held at the Harry Gwala Multi-Purpose in Zamdela yesterday. The occasion was graced by the Executive Mayor of Metsimaholo, Cllr. Brutus Mahlaku and Members of the Mayoral Committee including over 150 pastor’s wives from different churches within the municipality.


Pastor Dix Xipu, who was the guest speaker, encourages the wives to take their rightful position in the community of Metsimaholo by starting to get involved and pray for the community and its leaders. Pastor Xipu said “being a pastor’s wife is a high calling and a great joy; a great responsibility and a great blessing. It is a rare gift from God.”