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tshwane thumb100 SowetanLive reports that the Tshwane metro council will hold a special sitting on Tuesday to discuss the future of its city manager.  There has been much confusion over the position of city manager after the council resolved to part ways with Moeketsi Mosola at the end of last month.  

But, he remains in the position after failing to agree separation terms with the city, even though the council nominated current chief operations officer, James Murphy, to take over from 1 August, when Mosola had been due to depart.  Mayor Steven Mokgalapa's spokesperson Omogolo Taunyane indicated on Sunday that the council would convene on Tuesday to deal with the delay in Mosola's departure, which was now expected at the end of the month.  The mayor will also brief council about new information brought to him about Murphy, subsequent to which there will be a directive on how to take the matter forward.  The Tshwane mayor's office was asked, more than a week ago, to provide proof in support of a claim that Murphy had been flagged in a report by the auditor-general relating to allegations that Murphy was a person of interest in a probe over donations to NGOs by the city about five years ago.  Taunyane said Mokgalapa would look into the AG’s report that mentioned Murphy.  Meantime, the city's audit and risk department has cleared Murphy of any wrongdoing, stating that the AG’s report has withdrawn on the basis that it was deemed "unreliable."

  • Read the full original of the above report by Isaac Mahlangu at SowetanLive
  • Read too, Tshwane in city manager appointment impasse, on page 8 of City Press of 12 August 2019

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