Suspended staff sour audit award

2016-06-30 11:34
The red-brick road around the City Hall.

The red-brick road around the City Hall. (Jonathan Burton)

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Pietermaritzburg - After receiving an award for Msunduzi Municipality’s recent clean audit, the City management’s celebration was short-lived.

The Department for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) handed a trophy to the municipality following their recent clean audit at the full council meeting yesterday.

The trophy was handed over to Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela by acting municipal manager Sizwe Hadebe, who said the council should be proud of their achievement.

However, DA councillor Bill Lambert said councillors should remember that “we are giving ourselves a pat on the back when there is so much bad going on”.

“We have a suspended municipal manager, a new municipal manager that is suspect, investigations into Boniwe Zulu and Dr Ray Ngcobo and a suspended head of the internal audit,” Lambert said.

IFP councillor Dolo Zondi joined in by saying council should also appreciate the good people have done even if they have been suspended.

Although ANC councillor Jabu Ngubo thanked suspended municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi for his contribution, Ngubo did not mention him by name, saying “special thanks to the person that was municipal manager at that time”.

She also relayed her gratitude to the municipality’s finance team. “We just want clean audits one after the other. We have no intention of going back under administration,” she said.

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