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Mbabane Municipality Director Corporate Services Bongani Dlamini working without a legal instrument,Prince Simelane advised to appoint Acting CEO as recruitment delays.

Monday, 25th September, 2023

MBABANE: Bongani Dlamini,the Mbabane Municipality Director Corporate Services is allegedly acting as Chief Executive Officer(CEO) without a legal instrument from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

As a result, a meeting was held on Monday by senior officials within the Ministry and a decision was taken to recommend to the Minister that Dlamini must either be removed or his acting be legalized.

“Minister is hereby advised to appoint an Acting CEO for the Mbabane Municipality, the current Acting does not have a legal instrument to act in the position”, reads part of the discussions and resolutions of the meeting held on Monday at the Urban Development Ministry’s office in Mbabane.

A questionnaire was sent to Dr Simon Zwane, the Principal Secretary(PS) in the Ministry of Housing, however, he had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

The meeting was attended by among others,Under Secretary-Technical Makhosi Simelane, Principal Secretary Dr Simon Zwane,  Legal Advisor Fikile Dlamini,Under Secretary-Administration Hlobsile Dlamini and Acting Director Urban Government Queen Masuku.

Reached for comments, Bongani Dlamini, the Acting Mbabane CEO said, it would be difficult for him to comment without understanding the context of the issue that was discussed in the meeting.

“I appreciate that you contacted me for a comment but, if the issue touches on the office to which I am acting, it’s difficult for me to comment without understanding the context of the issue that was discussed”, said the Acting CEO.

Efforts to reach Minister Prince Simelane proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.

On another note, Urban Development Minister Prince Simelane is expected to vacate office on Wednesday together with other Cabinet Ministers.

Mbabane Municipality Director Corporate Services Bongani Dlamini working without a legal instrument,Prince Simelane advised to appoint Acting CEO as recruitment delays.
Mbabane Municipality Director Corporate Services Bongani Dlamini(right) working without a legal instrument,Prince Simelane advised to appoint Acting CEO as recruitment delays.