graduate thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the Zululand district municipality has found that five senior managers are not qualified for their jobs while two do not have post-matric qualifications.

The information came to light after mayor Thulasizwe Buthelezi gave 34 senior managers ultimatums to submit their qualifications for verification to ensure compliance with municipal competency levels for senior managers. “The verification process revealed some senior managers do not possess the appropriate qualifications while others do not have any qualifications at all [post-matric]. Zululand district municipality will implement consequence management on the affected managers, and some cases will lead to disciplinary hearings being convened.” Buthelezi indicated. The seven posts will be advertised immediately “as a result of resignations and the reconfiguration of duties to allow new skills to be brought into the municipality”. The mayor had previously opined that retaining qualified managers only would enable the municipality to eradicate dysfunctional governance and mismanagement.

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