The Msunduzi Municipality has launched an amnesty campaign in a move aimed at recovering millions owed in electricity, water and rates by households, businesses and government.
Pietermaritzburg residents have vowed to continue protest action until they receive answers from the Msunduzi municipality on why their informal dwellings were demolished on Monday.
ANC activists turned out in their hundreds to court this week demanding that the suspects arrested in connection with the murder in May this year of ANC activist Mswawenkosi “Maqatha” Mchunu be denied bail. Protestors said they knew all along that Mchunu’s murder was from “within” as he had been a fierce voice against corruption and maladministration at both Msunduzi and uMgungundlovu municipalities.
uMgungundlovu Deputy Mayor Fucwana Zungu says she is deeply hurt by the arrest of her son, Gift Zungu, and her nephew, Msunduzi councillor Nkosinathi Gambu, both implicated in the murder of ANC activist, Msawenkosi “Maqatha” Mchunu in May this year.
The city has only R300 million in reserves acting municipal manager Nelly Ngcobo told concerned councillors at yesterday’s finance committee meeting.
Msunduzi Mayor Themba Njilo says residents can rest assured that the municipality is functioning well despite the absence of city manager, Sizwe Hadebe, who remains suspended.
Msunduzi Municipality staff had a frightening start to their week when members of the ANC’s uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) entered City Hall and ordered everyone to remain inside
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.