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Skip Navigation LinksMedia Statement - NORMAL MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS TO RESUME TOMORROW - 08 January 2020

Members of the public are notified that Polokwane Municipal buildings will be accessible to all from tomorrow, 09th January 2019, for the purpose of rendering services. 


The municipality's employees will be available at work to provide services to the community. 


The municipality has obtained a court order from the High Court of South Africa against protesters who have been intimidating municipal employees and the community by disrupting municipal operations and services. 


On Tuesday 07th January 2020, workers of the municipality and the community had been refused access to the municipal buildings by a group of protesters who blockaded municipal entrances. As a result, the municipality was unable to render much needed services to the residents of Polokwane. 


The municipality has successfully applied for a Court Order which interdicts and restrains the protesters from: 

  • ​​unlawfully occupying and interrupting the services at the municipal buildings;
  • interrupting municipal services at the Rates Halls; 
  • interrupting, threatening and preventing municipal officials from providing services to community members; 
  • holding a sit-down at the municipal buildings without municipal consent; and  
  • engaging in any other unlawful interruption of municipal services, amongst others.


The Court Order gives permission to members of the South African Police Service and Polokwane Municipal Law Enforcement to arrest any individual who, despite knowledge of the order, persists in any unlawful conduct. 


The municipality apologises to all its stakeholders for the inconvenience caused by the disruptions and appreciates patience and cooperation shown by all the customers. 


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Issued by Communications and Marketing Unit 

For media queries, kindly contact 

Spokesperson: Thipa Selala 

Cell: 067 644 8021 

E-mail: thipas@polokwane.gov.za​