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durbanTimesLIVE reports that eThekwini city manager Sipho Nzuza, who is one of the accused in the R320m Durban Solid Waste corruption and fraud matter, has been barred from going back to work.

Durban regional court magistrate Garth Davis dismissed his application on Tuesday for a relaxation of bail condition, and imposed even harsher conditions in a lengthy ruling in which he detailed why he did not believe Nzuza should be allowed to sit in the city’s accounting officer chair until after the criminal trial was over. A date for the trial of Nzuza and his co-accused, including former mayor Zandile Gumede, is expected to be set later this year. Nzuza was arrested in March last year, apparently after he reneged on a deal with the state that he would become a section 2014 witness. The magistrate said the evidence during the hearing showed Nzuza had protected other accused in the matter and had not instituted disciplinary hearings against them. He also noted that Nzuza and others had chosen to ignore their legal obligations to provide meaningful oversight over the fiscus of the municipality.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Tania Broughton at TimesLIVE

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