Ex-deputy MM now at Ekurhuleni

2014-04-23 00:00

MSUNDUZI’S former deputy municipal manager for infrastructure, Thokozani Maseko, is now based at the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality, where he is the divisional head for water and sanitation operations.

Maseko joins another former Msunduzi deputy municipal manager and his former boss Phil Mashoko, who is the overall head of the water and sanitation department at the metro.

Maseko’s resignation last month came as a surprise, as he was the third senior official to resign within a month.

The municipality’s former marketing man, Brian Zuma, is now public relations head for the Maritzburg United football team. Senior official Skhumbuzo Mpanza, who had also resigned, is full-time secretary-general of the South African Civic Organisation. He is also on the ANC national list as a potential candidate for a seat in Parliament after the May elections.

In his job at Msunduzi, Maseko was overall in charge of all infrastructure units, including water and electricity. When Maseko resigned, there were rumours that there could have been a falling out with municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi. This was never confirmed and when he left, Maseko said he was leaving with his head held high as his units had performed well.

Ekurhuleni communications department confirmed that Maseko had joined them on April 1 and that Mashoko had been with the metro since July 2013.

Mashoko was one of the casualties of the fall-out when the Msunduzi Municipality was divided into two factions and ended up going into administration before the 2011 local government election. A civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience, he first worked for the City of Cape Town before moving to Ekurhuleni.

Maseko was contacted to find out about his new job but he did not get back to The Witness by the time of going to press.

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