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tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that Tshwane’s executive mayor Solly Msimanga admitted on Power FM on Thursday that a man who, by his own admission does nothing other than coordinating his diary, earns R1 million per annum.  

Earlier, The Citizen reported that the man is Stefan de Villiers, a 34-year-old bodybuilder.  He landed the job despite falling far short of the advertised requirements.  The mayor was grilled on the station by both the presenter and listeners, who said that this revelation was inconsistent with Msimanga’s reputation for cutting costs and his attempts to address corruption in the running of the city.  Msimanga defended his office’s financial management, saying that when he started as mayor “there were more than 900 people being paid and we didn’t know what they were doing.  We have already cut those jobs.”  Msimanga was at the centre of another jobs-for-pals controversy when an investigation into the controversial appointment of his former chief of staff, Marietha Aucamp, found that her appointment was irregular.

  • Read this report by Daniel Friedman in full at The Citizen

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