Manager to get Msunduzi going, has full support

2012-11-16 00:00

MSUNDUZI manager Mxolisi Nkosi is set to “get the city going” with the full support of the troika of opposition parties, and is not leaving the city as recent rumours indicate.

Yesterday, Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela issued a statement dismissing rumours that the municipal manager would either resign or be asked to do so.

He said the rumours were misleading and damaging to the administration of the municipality, as well as to the confidence of its residents.

Ndlela said there has never been any discussion or even an intention to discuss Nkosi’s resignation.

“We are in full support of him as municipal manager of Msunduzi Municipality, and we are very happy with the manner in which he is leading the administration of the municipality at a time when every effort is being made by the leadership to turn the municipality around,” he said.

Ndlela said it was important to make it clear that there are no plans being discussed either at the executive committee or full council to dismiss Nkosi or ask him to resign.

Opposition parties also voiced their support for Nkosi.

DA caucus leader Bill Lambert said the rumours started swirling two months ago. “They are a load of hogwash and it is just another ploy by some disgruntled ANC employees to once more try and destabilise our city,” he said.

Lambert said those employees should rather concentrate on their work and earn their salaries.

“We really do need to get the city moving again,” he added.

IFP caucus leader Dolo Zondi said: “There is no smoke without fire and since this is going around for the second time, it means that Nkosi is not dancing to the tunes of certain individuals in the party, who want him out.”

He said the ANC is probably divided on the matter, which explained the rumours.

“We supported Nkosi and we were hoping that he was going to be given a chance to complete the work that he has started,” he said.

Zondi said that if Nkosi leaves Msunduzi, it will prove that the former administration was competent and that the problem lay with the ANC.

NFP caucus leader Ntokozo Bhengu said he was unaware of the rumours but would not be surprised if Nkosi left, as municipal managers were always looking for “greener pastures”.

“We are happy with the work he has done. He deserves to be given a chance to finish turning the municipality around into a healthy and viable entity,” he added.

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