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CapeTownlogoBusinessLive reports that three top City of Cape Town officials facing the axe on Tuesday survived to fight another day.  

In a behind-closed-doors council meeting, councillors voted not to suspend city manager Achmat Ebrahim‚ executive director in the mayor’s office Craig Kesson and transport commissioner Melissa Whitehead‚ pending an independent investigation into their conduct.  In November, the trio were given seven days to indicate why they should not be suspended following allegations of misconduct‚ tender irregularities and possible corruption.  Council insiders said deputy mayor Ian Nielsen proposed a successful motion calling for the three not to be suspended.  Council speaker Dirk Smit confirmed the outcome of the meeting.  He said the portfolio manager for probity‚ Lindiwe Ndaba‚ who was suspended in November after a probe into alleged irregularities‚ was allowed to return to work.

  • Read this report by Aphiwe Deklerk in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, City of Cape Town decides not to suspend three top officials, at News24

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