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Emfuleni municipality removes previously suspended CFO from his office

VANDERBIJLPARK - Eight heavily armed security officers from the Emfuleni Local Municipality in Vanderbijlpark on Friday frog-marched the CFO Andile Dyakala from his office. Sunday World reports Dyakala, who was instrumental in commissioning the Comperio forensic report that exposed the looting of more than R800-million by several municipal officials, was kicked out of his office on Friday, a day he returned to work from his suspension. The security guards claimed they were sent by municipal manager April Ntuli, who was on leave. It is understood Ntuli instructed the acting head of legal, Pule Hlahane, and the acting municipal manager Mpfareleni Maseanoka to tell Dyakala he was persona non grata and should vacate his office. Dyakala, who was suspended in March last year on allegations that he had extended contracts of staff and violated supply chain management (SCM) policies, did not resist and instead co-operated with the guards. Emfuleni spokesperson, Makhosonke Sangweni said the matter is still at labour court for review. He said Dyakala was suspended by the council and the municipal manager only acted on the instructions of council and the council is waiting for a Labour Court decision. According to Sangweni, the CFO knows very well that for him to come to work was unprocedural.

PHOTO: (Sunday World)

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