Umvoti: ANC turns back on interviewing panel

2008-09-09 00:00

ANC councillors in the IFP-led uMvoti Municipality yesterday stepped down as members of a panel interviewing candidates for the post of the municipal manager, which has been vacant since 2005.

ANC secretary for the Inkosi Bhambatha region, Bongani Xulu, said councillors view the process as unfair. Xulu believes most candidates are victims of prejudice because they had to direct their applications to Sipho Ndabandaba, the acting municipal manager, who has also applied for the job.

He said the ANC wrote to the Local Government Department about the matter and asked that the post be re-advertised.

But Ndabandaba said he was not involved in processing the applications, which was done by the office of the mayor. Mayor Petros Ngubane confirmed that Ndabandaba is not part of the recruitment process.

“We had a selection committee meeting and the ANC were asking who have we employed. No one has been employed. The selection committee was short-listing potential candidates,” said Ngubane.

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