Msunduzi is calling for applications from interested candidates who qualify to serve on the disciplinary board on financial misconduct.
According to the advert, applicants must be suitably qualified, experienced, competent, fit, sober, solvent and be financially literate. The appointment on the board is for three years.
Individuals who have been convicted of theft, fraud, forgery, uttering of a forged document or any other offence of which dishonesty is an element should not bother to apply.
The advert reads:
It states that applicants must be independent and free from any conflicting relationships with any member of the council as well as management and staff that would interfere with the exercise of independent judgement as a disciplinary board member. They must also have integrity and a conduct beyond reproach with no criminal record or pending criminal or misconduct charges or under investigation.
Most municipalities have their internal structures that deal with disciplinary processes through the human resources departments. However, the Msunduzi Association of Residents, Ratepayers and Civics (MARRC) said those structures were probably not working in Msunduzi, hence the move to recruit from the outside.
MARRC has called on qualified and experienced residents to apply for these appointments.
Chairperson Anthony Waldhausen said this was time to have independent voices on such platforms so that ratepayers can hold the municipality and municipal staff accountable.