Luleka Simon-Ndzele and ANC BCM regional secretary Phumlani Mkolo

BCM trio to hear fate soon

National integrity body mulls evidence THE fate of Buffalo City’s leaders now rests in the hands of the ANC’s national integrity commission (NIC) and may be known by the end of this month.


Chaos marks ANCYL’s election battle in BCM

Police called in as delayed conference is disrupted by delegates. DIVISIONS in the ANC Youth League leadership were opened wider at the weekend when the Buffalo City regional conference degenerated into chaos.


Top municipal bosses face axe

Exit packages to be settled for BCM, O R Tambo managers. MUNICIPAL managers at two of the province’s biggest municipalities – Buffalo CityMetro and O R Tambo district – face the chop.

TOUGH TALK: Premier Phumulo Masualle, facing camera, seen here with some of his MECs at the Eastern Cape leadership seminar held at the East London
International Convention Centre, yesterday. Masualle said non-performing civil servants will face the chop Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA

Failing civil servants will be fired

CIVIL servants who failed in their responsibilities to manage state funds and resources would face the chop, Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle warned yesterday.


Removed speaker loses appeal

Court dismisses urgent application from Mnquma councillor. AN URGENT application to set aside a decision by the Mnquma municipal council to remove its speaker has been dismissed by the Mthatha High Court with costs.


Managers on carpet over bleak audit

Public works HoD demands answers from 10 officials. TEN managers in the provincial roads and public works department have been told to explain why they should not be charged for failing to do their jobs.


Treasury head reappointed amid fund claims

Questions remain over Mandela funeral scandal THE official in the middle of the Nelson Mandela funeral scandal has been rewarded with another five-year contract as head of the Eastern Cape treasury department.

Auditor General, Kimi Makwethu.

Municipal officials lack skills

Many councils rely on consultants for financial reports. THE majority of Eastern Cape municipalities are run by accounting officers who do not meet the state’s minimum requirements.

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