West Rand municipal councillors held hostage by staff have been released.
The officials were held hostage over unpaid salaries.
Eyewitness News reporter Pelane Phakgadi has been tracking the story and says most of the employees have been paid.
About 80% of employees in the West Randa have been paid their salaries.— Pelane Phakgadi, EWN reporter
That is exclusive of their pension packages.— Pelane Phakgadi, EWN reporter
The municipality had invested R77 million in VBS Mutal bank.
It had failed to pay October wages and pension funds have been deferred over the past three months.
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The question remains as to what will happen next month whether they will have to be held hostage overnight again to get their salaries.— Pelane Phakgadi, EWN reporter
Listen to what has happened to other municipalities that had not received salaries...