Mpumalanga mayor, MEC at war over municipal manager's suspension

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MEC Busi Shiba. Photo: Bulelwa Ginindza
MEC Busi Shiba. Photo: Bulelwa Ginindza


Mthokozisi Simelane, the mayor of Mkhondo in Mpulamanga, has dared provincial Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Busi Shiba to take legal action over his decision to suspend municipal manager Maqhawe Kunene.

In a strongly worded response to Shiba’s demand that Simelane should have suspended Kunene by a council resolution, the mayor accused the MEC of having no interest in fighting the corruption and maladministration that had plagued the ANC-led government since 2016.

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