Rorisang Kgosana
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25 Jan 2017
4:18 pm

Tshwane set to get new city manager

Rorisang Kgosana

Solly Msimanga said Moeketsi Emmanuel Mosola's nomination came after reviews from a multiparty panel that included the EFF and IFP.

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga

After an extension of the appointment of a city manager, Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has nominated former Brand South Africa CEO Moeketsi Emmanuel Mosola.

Speaking at a briefing in Centurion on Wednesday, Msimanga said the delay was due to extensive screening of potential candidates and detailed interview processes.

“I am glad to announce that the interview process has been concluded and we now have a nominee for the position of city manager.

“The nominee is someone we strongly believe can fulfil the duties and responsibilities of the position of the city manager and assist in bringing the change to Tshwane which we desire.”

The nomination comes after reviews from a multiparty panel, that included the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Congress of the People (Cope) and an external member not affiliated with the council, Msimanga said.

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In preparation for today’s first council sitting of the year, Msimanga said he was anticipating unrest and disruptions, stating it had become the “norm”.

“We expect the same. We expect for points of orders to be constantly called. I am resolute that we will deal with council matters and deliver services. Opposition parties like the EFF and the ANC were part of this process and were informed from the beginning of our nominee.”

He said financial statements by the auditor-general would be deliberated at the sitting, which includes the irregular PEU smart meter contract, the Tshwane WiFi and the faulty fleet management contract.

Several municipal vehicles, including ambulances were found parked in council garages while 70% of metro police vehicles were sitting unused across the city and backyards of homes in Hammanskraal, Mamelodi and even Marabastad.

“Regarding the fleet management contract, we have already fired the director responsible and have suspended a few officials found acting in an irregular manner. The fleet contract is marked with irregularities. We are finalising investigations.”

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