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tshwane thumb100 BusinessLive reports that Tshwane’s city manager, Moeketsi Mosola, has not been suspended by the metro’s council pending an investigation into procurement irregularities.  

This was despite a confidential report from executive mayor Solly Msimanga’s office warning that his presence in the workplace could be detrimental to the stability of the municipality.  The council dealt with the report on Monday in a special meeting, and, after hours of negotiating, agreed to have an investigation into the alleged procurement irregularities, but not to suspend Mosola pending the outcome of the independent probe.  The investigation will be in relation to a tender granted to engineering consultants GladAfrica, which would have managed the city’s infrastructure budget over a three-year period through a Project Management Unit (PMU).  It emerged from the confidential report that Msimanga’s office believed that Mosola’s presence in the workplace would, under the circumstances, be "untenable and not conducive for an unhindered investigation".  The DA had pushed for Mosola to be suspended pending the investigation, while the EFF and the ANC was finally in support of an investigation, but not to have him suspended.  According to the report, Mosola indicated that he had at all times given his full co-operation and would continue to do so.  He stated that he had done nothing "wrong or untoward", and had nothing to hide.

  • Read this report by Claudi Mailovich in full at BusinessLive

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