Pietermaritzburg - Councillors, organised business and civic organisations have welcomed the arrival of Msunduzi Municipality administrator Sibusiso Sithole, expressing hope that he will bring the desired turnaround at the embattled municipality.
The administrator was formally introduced by Msunduzi Speaker Jabu Ngubo during a special council sitting at the council chambers on Thursday.
Msunduzi mayor Themba Njilo, who welcomed him at the sitting, committed the full support of council to the administrator, and said they were looking forward to working with him so that the city improves in all important areas, especially service delivery.
He said they expected Sithole to carry out his duties without any fear or favour, especially in dealing with management. “If there comes a point when somebody needs to be given a red card, do not hesitate to do so,” said Njilo in reference to troublesome officials.
Business lobby group, Msunduzi Economic Development Agency (MEDA), said Sithole has a huge task to perform and stressed that they were eager to work with the administrator.