DA welcomes KZN municipal manager suspension

2014-10-23 15:23
(File: Sapa)

(File: Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The DA in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday welcomed the suspension of Mtubatuba municipal manager Siyabonga Ntuli, pending a probe into allegations of tender fraud.

"That he continues to be paid in full while suspended is very good reason to fast-track the enquiry," DA spokesperson George Mari said in a statement.

On Wednesday the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs said Ntuli was placed on precautionary suspension on full pay with effect from Monday.

Spokesperson Lennox Mabaso said Ntuli faced allegations of misconduct relating to the awarding of tenders and failing to perform the duties of the municipal manager, as set out in the Municipal Property Rates Act.

The Mtubatuba municipality was placed under administration by the provincial cabinet after the collapse of governance to the extent that operations had almost ground to a halt, compromising the delivery of services.

As part of their mandate administrators had to implement the recovery plan and take action against anyone compromising good and clean governance in the municipality, he said.

Mari said that financial mismanagement had devastating consequences, particularly for service delivery.

"The DA expects [Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube] to do everything in her power to ensure that this enquiry takes place without delay and that, in the event that any wrongdoing is found, she sends out a very clear message that such behaviour will not be tolerated."

Read more on:    da  |  pietermaritzburg  |  local government

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
13 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.