Political parties have welcomed the official suspension of municipal manager Sizwe Hadebe.
Msunduzi Municipality Mayor Themba Njilo has said the devastating state of city graveyards will be attended to with urgency.
Capital Newspaper’s on-going coverage of alleged fraud and corruption at Msunduzi Municipality irked city bosses enough for them to punish the company by withdrawing advertising.
In a week of high political drama, the city’s full council, including the ANC caucus, ordered that the city’s administrative head, municipal manager Sizwe Hadebe, be placed on suspension while an independent law firm probed allegations of high level fraud and corruption at the beleaguered municipality.
Dramatic scenes unfolded in the CBD on Tuesday as bulldozers moved through the streets demolishing buildings housing illegal tenants and businesses operating without permits.
Disgruntled Moses Mabhida region members launched urgent court application to stall the process on Friday evening.
Despite renewed attempts to forge unity ahead of this weekend’s ANC provincial elective conference, the outcome of the ballot may end up being challenged in court, again.
After noticing the state of neglect of the Alexandra Park velodrome, ten Save Group employees and avid cyclists took the initiative of starting a clean-up project on the athletic facility.
The discovery of a dead body buried in a shallow grave at the city’s New England Road dumpsite has fuelled fears that a lack of security at the facility is creating dangerous conditions ahead of the winter fire season.
The city’s property market has ground to a halt causing delays and frustration to property buyers and sellers left in indefinite limbo by chaos in the municipality’s rate’s division.
Concern over leaks at the Clarendon reservoir was recently raised again by neighbouring residents. The cause of the leak this time was as a result of a hole in the overflow pipe.