Umhlathuze Municipal Manager hastily resigns from office

Xolani Ngwezi MP
IFP Chairperson: Umhlathuze

The IFP believes there is nothing to celebrate in the City of Umhlathuze following the recent resignation of the Municipal Manager, Dr Sibeko.

Dr. Sibeko has left a poor legacy in the City of Umhlathuze.

Basic service delivery came to a halt under his leadership. There are many examples which indicate that Dr. Sibeko cared more for politics over serving the residents in Umhlathuze.

Uncut grass and trees are all over the city are endangering many motorists and pedestrians. Potholes have become a standard feature as the maintenance of roads and storm water drains took a back seat for nepotism, corruption and incompetence by the ANC -led council in the city.

Year on year, audit reports have been poor, investigations by the city are not released to the public and no one has been held to account for gross mismanagement, poor planning and lack of financial control.

Together with his political party, Dr Sibeko has failed the residents of Umhlatuze.

Many questions have gone unanswered, and we believe the hastily departure from office is due to multiple probes and difficult questions Dr Sibeko must account for.

Infrastructure funds have gone missing which was supposed to build roads. Where are the funds which were made available for water infrastructure in Ntambanana area?

The IFP will continue to champion for clean governance, better service delivery and financial management and ensure that service delivery remains the number one priority in Umhlathuze.

As we gear up towards the 2021 local government election, residents must vote out the ANC government in the City and vote IFP.

We wish Dr Sibeko well in his journey, but with caution, in reminding him that no one can evade accountability.

Xolani Ngwezi MP
IFP Chairperson: Umhlathuze
076 975 5555