Meanwhile, the 13 companies that were supposed to be blacklisted from doing any further work with the city, because they were implicated along with Sithole, continue to receive contracts and payments.
There is also no word on the progress of her mandatory disciplinary hearing, which was supposed to start in March 2018, and was based on a detailed forensic report that implicated her in fraud, money laundering and corruption.
City manager Sipho Nzuza was unable to explain why Sithole’s disciplinary hearing had not proceeded.
The 2016 forensic report revealed how Sithole had allegedly colluded with 13 companies to defraud the municipality. Two of the companies allegedly belong to members of her family.