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durbanThe Mercury reports that senior managers in eThekwini Municipality are in line to receive performance rewards for their “outstanding performance” in running the city over the past three years.

However, the decision has been slammed by opposition parties which described the move as irrational and claimed the senior managers were under-performing in their respective roles. Among those listed to be remunerated for their performance is former city manager Sipho Nzuza who left the municipality earlier this year. He is facing corruption allegations alongside former mayor Zandile Gumede in relation to the city’s multi-million rand DSW tender. The report on the performance rewards was tabled before, and approved by the full council during a recent confidential meeting. The report scored the officials for their performance over three financial years, 2017-2018, 2018-19 and 2019-2020. The report called on the council to consider the rewards on the basis of outstanding performance. The value of the financial rewards was not immediately clear. The names of those set to benefit include individuals who no longer hold those portfolios as they have either retired or changed positions. Recently the city approved performance rewards for close to 25,000 of its workers, but 5,000 of these had not received their performance appraisals. They were nonetheless allocated a score, which sparked concerns they had received undue rewards. The news of the performance rewards drew condemnation from political parties which said it was undue as the city was battling to deliver services.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Thami Magubane at The Mercury

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