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nelsonmandelabayNews24 reports that the fraud-accused chief operations officer (COO) of the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Metro, Christopher Dyani, was placed on precautionary suspension at his previous job with Pikitup.

However, according to Dyani, the metro knew about the allegations when it appointed him last year. While a report by an independent investigator appointed by Pikitup contains serious allegations against him, Dyani has responded as follows: “I confirm that there were allegations made against me, albeit unsubstantiated. In any event, no disciplinary hearing was convened prior to my resignation from Pikitup. Importantly, that was disclosed in writing to Nelson Mandela Bay during my recruitment process and verbally during my interview.” He added that his managing director at Pikitup was contacted as a reference during his recruitment process, and on the form she had to complete, she wrote there were allegations of misconduct against him, but the allegations "were never tested before his resignation". Dyani has pointed out that: "No charges were formulated, and no disciplinary process was undertaken." In the meantime, NMB Deputy Mayor Babalwa Lobishe has instructed the acting city manager, Luvuyo Magalela, to "urgently investigate" allegations of misrepresentation against Dyani about his salary at the metro.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Candice Bezuidenhout at News24

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