Zululand mayor wants managers to produce academic qualifications

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Zululand District Municipality’s mayor, Thulasizwe Buthelezi. PHOTO: Supplied
Zululand District Municipality’s mayor, Thulasizwe Buthelezi. PHOTO: Supplied

Zululand District Municipality’s mayor, Thulasizwe Buthelezi, wants employees in managerial positions to produce their academic qualifications with immediate effect.

This is in line with the Guideline for Municipal Competency.

In his second day of office, Buthelezi set the record straight in terms of applying these guidelines. The mayor made it clear that his five-year term will not be business as usual.

About 37 senior managers including the municipal manager, head of departments, deputy general managers and managers have seven days to submit their qualifications.

“This is a new era. The people of Zululand have entrusted the new administration with a responsibility to deliver. In order to serve them with integrity and diligence the municipality needs to act swiftly, making sure that suitable incumbents are placed in right managerial positions. Some of the employees were already in these positions when I took the mayoral position in the last term. It is therefore crucial that the municipality starts on a clean slate, be a transparent and a responsive government,” he said.

Buthelezi said that this turnaround strategy will put the municipality in a position to eradicate dysfunctional governance and mismanagement matters. The item will be presented at Thursday’s council meeting.

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