Political parties have welcomed the official suspension of municipal manager Sizwe Hadebe.
In a week of high political drama, the city’s full council, including the ANC caucus, ordered that the city’s administrative head, municipal manager Sizwe Hadebe, be placed on suspension while an independent law firm probed allegations of high level fraud and corruption at the beleaguered municipality.
Trouble torn Msunduzi municipality will now be subject of an investigation by the office of the premier.
Beleaguered Msunduzi Municipal Manager (MM) Sizwe Hadebe’s days are numbered after the ANC provincial leadership instructed that a special full council meeting be convened and that the MM be suspended.
Despite the recent increase in dam levels following the summer rains, residents are urged to continue saving water.
Apart from beleaguered power utility Eskom re-introducing stage one loading shedding on Thursday night. Pietermaritzburg residents whose accounts are in arrears of more than 60 days will face disconnections this weekend.
There has been mixed reaction to the court ruling by disgruntled Moses Mabhida region members that has stalled the elective conference on Friday evening.
The Regional Executive Committee of the ANC in Moses Mabhida has been dissolved and plans are afoot for an interim structure to be set up ahead of both regional and provincial conferences.
Exasperated local councillors and residents have called for the Msunduzi Municipality to go under administration following continuous substandard service delivery in the city.
A spat over access to one of Pietermaritzburg’s first privately managed recreational parks has sparked debate over whether public open spaces should be outsourced.
The city’s property market has ground to a halt causing delays and frustration to property buyers and sellers left in indefinite limbo by chaos in the municipality’s rate’s division. Those caught up in the fiasco say the impact has been catastrophic with sales being cancelled, businesses unable to move into properties, and law firms and…