ANC Furious at Zululand Mayor, Accusing Him of Running Municipality Like It Is His Kingdom

ANC Furious at Zululand Mayor, Accusing Him of Running Municipality Like It Is His Kingdom

  • The ANC has accused Mayor Thulasizwe Buthelezi of running the Zululand municipality like it was his own kingdom
  • He ordered an audit of qualifications and fired seven senior managers who did not have the required qualifications
  • The ruling party said that only the council could order an audit and staff could not be dismissed without a hearing

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ULUNDI - The ANC is foaming at the mouth with fury after the Zululand mayor, Thulasizwe Buthelezi, fired senior managers.

Earlier, he'd asked for an audit of managers' qualifications and after he found that a number of them had lied or lacked the required education he fired them.

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The ANC is furious at Thulasizwe Buthelezi after he fired seven senior managers. Photo credit: @Thulasizwe D Buthelezi
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34 senior managers were asked for their qualifications and seven of them were fired according to The Citizen.

The ANC is furious with the mayor's decision to fire the managers saying that he cannot fire people without a hearing.

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The ruling party also said that the council was the only authority that could request an audit.

Labour unions are being called on to intercede in Zululand after the dismissal of the seven managers.

TimeLIVE revealed that seven posts have been advertised following the mayor's decision to terminate their contracts.

Buthelezi demands Zululand municipal managers' qualifications, audit announced

Earlier, Briefly News reported that Thulasizwe Buthelezi, the recently re-elected mayor of Zululand, has given senior managers in his municipality a week to present their qualifications for verification purposes.

The Zululand municipal council was formed 21 years ago and at that time no audit has been done. Buthelezi aims to achieve an accountable and competent municipal leadership structure.

“About 37 senior managers — including the municipal manager, heads of departments, deputy general managers and managers — have seven days to submit their qualifications. This is in line with the guideline for municipal competency,” Buthelezi said.

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IFP tramples on coalition deal with ANC in eThekwini

Previously Briefly News reported that In another glaring about-turn by the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the party abstained on a vote to confirm the ANC’s nominee for council speaker in eThekwini.

The move comes after the IFP last week confirmed that it would cooperate with the ANC in the province's hung municipalities, following another previous decision where it stated that its stance is to have no dealings with the ruling party.

However, it seems the IFP has now made up its mind as its decision to abstain from the vote effectively cost the governing ANC mayoral candidacy in eThekwini.

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