Several Municipal(s) around the country continues to pay the salaries of suspended workers. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said 35 managers have been placed on leave for different reasonns of misconduct.
Dlamini-Zuma said 21 municipal managers have been placed on leave and still receiving their salaries and and all benefits.
She was answering to the parliamentary question from DA MP Samantha Graham who wanted information on the suspensions of municipal and other senior managers.
Cogta minister said in the Eastern Cape five municipal managers have been suspended.
These includes the city managers of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, Sakhisizwe Local Municipality, Ingquza Local Municipality, Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality and OR Tambo District Municipality.
In the Free State, only four municipal managers were suspended, but only one is still receiving a salary. The Nala, Dihlabeng, Metsimaholo and Moqhaka local municipality all had their managers suspended.
Gauteng municipal managers of the West Rand District Municipality and Merafong City Local Municipality have both been suspended.
However, they are still receiving their full pay, according to minister.
In Limpopo three municipal managers have been suspended together with one senior manager. All four are still being paid.
They were at the helm of the Ephraim Mogale, Elias Motsoaledi and the Collins Chabane local municipalities. The one suspended senior manager worked at the Sekhukhune District Municipality.
It was said last week, the Fetakgomo-tubatse Lcoal Municipality had invested funds with the now defunct VBS Mutual Bank and incurred losses on the balance of the investment amounting to R243 million.
This has put strain on the municipality’s ability to deliver services to communities.