GKM municipal manager’s post advertised, questionable

2016-08-12 06:00

THE Greater Kokstad Municipal Manager position is being advertised in the media until 22 August, but Economic Freedom Fighters is calling for the post to be

According to the advert, the contract is for five years with a negotiable remuneration package between R877 744 and R1 140 059. Municipal spokesperson
Sabelo Ncwane confirmed that the post has been advertised.

“The new council will continue with the process of appointing a new municipal manager.”

The municipality has been functioning without a municipal manager since February after Zamokuhle Mkhize’s contract expired.

Nyaniso Msiya was then appointed acting manager for three months and Andile Velem is now the acting manager. EFF is criticising that the post should not have been advertised before the end of the term of council.

EFF regional commissar Dumisani Dlamini said it is dangerous for the new councillors to action the employment of a new manager without considering the municipality’s budget.

“It is very strange for former councillors to create a post before the new councillors have been sworn in.
“The issue of budget has not been analysed by the new councillors in order for them to see if the post has been budgeted for.”

Former mayor Nosisa Jojozi has been given as a reference for inquiries on the advertisement, which is also in question by the EFF.
Dlamini said the EFF is going to object to the post being advertised.

“The EFF is going to object to the municipality continuing with advertising the post before new councillors are sworn in. I suspect the post is being created for someone to benefit from.”

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