In the interest of achieving long-term stability in the province’s municipalities that are under administration, KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has appointed new administrators in the uThukela and uMzinyathi district municipalities.
on Friday, 4 September MEC Hlomuka met with the council of the uThukela district where he announced former Head of Department in the KZN Provincial Treasury Mr Simiso Magagula as the new administrator. Magagula’s deployment to this municipality as the ministerial representative follows the resignation of the current administrator Mr Martin Sithole.
Magagula brings a wealth of experience with the finances of the province’s municipalities.
On the same day, MEC Hlomuka also met with the council of the uMzinyathi District where he announced Mr Themba Mavundla as the new administrator. Mavundla had previously served as HOD at the KZN Department of Community Safety and Liaison. He takes over from Mr Ayanda Makhanya.
These new appointments are expected to bring much needed insights and expertise to the two district municipalities which continue to face challenges in governance, financial management and the provision of service delivery to their communities.
The deployment of these seasoned administrators is part of efforts by the department to ensure that municipalities under administration receive the best support that will enable them to improve quickly and sustainably.
The administrators are expected to ratify decisions taken by their respective councils and ensure that challenges pertaining to governance and financial management issues are addressed speedily within these districts.