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newsTimesLIVE reports that the chief executive of Mhlathuze Water, Sibusiso Makhanya, has been axed three years after he was suspended.  

The newly appointed Mhlathuze Water board announced on Thursday that Makhanya’s contract has been terminated with immediate effect.  Makhanya was suspended by the previous board in 2015 after a forensic investigation made findings of impropriety and tender irregularities against him.  He was suspended by former board chair Dudu Myeni, but Makhanya successfully challenged his suspension in court, arguing that the board that suspended him was illegally constituted by the former water and sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane.  At the time he was also embroiled in a fight with Mokonyane over her decision to incorporate Mhlathuze into Umgeni Water.  Mhlathuze Water chair Thabi Shange said that in addition to the findings of the forensic investigation, further allegations of misconduct relating to impropriety, maladministration and tender irregularities against Makhanya had been brought to the attention of the current board warranting his immediate dismissal.

  • Read Bongani Mthethwa’s full report on this story at TimesLIVE
  • Read too, Mhlathuze Water's suspended CEO gets the boot, at News24

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