Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
20 Jul 2022
4:15 am

String of incidents point to shaky governance of Ekurhuleni’s coalition government

Brian Sokutu

'I am being removed for demanding accountability from senior civil servants on such matters as tenders and questionable appointment of service providers,' says Khalipha.

Ekurhuleni DA Mayor Tania Campbell. Picture: Twitter

In what has been described as “resembling the workings of an underworld”, Chidi Manyane, the Ekurhuleni head of department for real estate, has laid criminal charges after a laptop was taken from his home at gunpoint two weeks ago. The High Court in Pretoria will next week hear a case of what had led to the summary “suspension” of a member of a mayoral committee (MMC) by the municipal manager – and how the executive mayor had gone to ground when pressed for answers about it. These allegations form part of a string of incidents, pointing to a shaky governance...