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rustenburgmunicipalityThe Citizen reports that outgoing Rustenburg Local Municipality manager Nqobile Sithole says she quit her job because she had to defend herself against continuous sexist attacks which affected her ability to do her work.  

She related that she had been told Rustenburg could not be led by a “Zulu girl” and that she must return to KwaZulu-Natal.  Sithole resigned last week, after barely two years into her five-year term at the municipality.  Her month’s notice will commence at the beginning of next month.  Sithole, who holds a Masters in Business Administration from Wits University, said she had wanted to leave in November last year, but was asked to stay on by executive mayor Mopho Khunou.  Sithole commented further:  “I do not question my capability, commitment and passion to deliver this world-class city.  However, the activities of the past few months and the constant attack on my office and what I stand for has had a negative impact, not only on my efforts but the efforts of the team I lead.”  Municipal spokesperson David Magae said the council had accepted Sithole’s resignation at a special sitting on Friday.  He would not say if the municipality was aware of the attacks on her, only that her tribalism claim could not be substantiated.

  • Read the full original of Sipho Mabena’s report on this story at The Citizen

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