The Amatola Water Board has fired supply chain manager Clayton Bhana after a disciplinary hearing.
In a letter to Bhana, Amatola’s appearing CEO Portia Makhanya acknowledged: “In accordance with the ideas by the chair of the disciplinary hearing, we hereby express you that we now like got accepted the ideas. I accordingly, express you … that you just is seemingly to be hereby summarily pushed other than your employment with Amatola Water.”
TimesLIVE has been viewed a reproduction of the letter.
Makhanya provides in the letter: “You are accordingly requested to come the overall properties of Amatola Water in your possession including but not restricted to all documents or files by end 12 March 2021.”
Within the letter Makhanya also informs Bhana that the outcome of the disciplinary had been handed over to the SIU and the Hawks.
“The SIU is conducting bid investigations into Amatola Water procurement irregularities. Furthermore, which that you just may perhaps furthermore furthermore endure in mind that the Directorate for Precedence Crime Investigation (Hawks), like also been conducting investigations into the affairs of Amatola Water.
“Kindly be informed that the findings on deserves and sanction of the chairperson of the disciplinary hearing will seemingly be furnished to SIU and Hawks,” Makhanya acknowledged.
Bhana turned into disturbed when contacted by TimesLIVE, announcing he had not yet been informed of the disciplinary outcome.
“I will scenario this. Here’s absolute garbage. I will streak to the CCMA to obvious my title,” Bhana acknowledged. He acknowledged he went to the hearing to obvious his title and did not resign, care for others had.
Bhana turned into fired on a glum misconduct worth over emergency procurement of rainwater tanks for Butterworth, which will like misplaced the water utility R13.5m. The alleged misconduct turned into linked to the entity’s case against its former CEO Vuyo Zitumane.
Bhana turned into slapped with six costs, mostly associated to glum misconduct or dereliction of duty.
He turned into pushed apart for circumventing emergency procurement procedures, and breached the Public Finance Management Act, Treasury rules and supply chain administration (SCM) protection when he “unlawfully triggered, and/or facilitated and/or condoned the appointment of two corporations for the supply of rainwater harvesting”.
A leaked April document into the financial standing of Amatola Water alleges that Bhana turned into fascinated with the manipulation of mushy pricing and supply chain administration processes.
Final month human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu appointed unusual board participants of Amatola Water.
They consist of Mncedisi Malotana, Buhle Tonise, Abraham Pieter le Roux, Mosidi Makgae, Zamikhaya Xalisa, Nkosazana NomaXhosa Jongilanga, Gaathier Mahed, Tabiso Wana, Mxolisi Joe Skosana, Makgobi Ramushu and Lebogang Letsoale.
The appointment comes after the cabinet accredited the appointment of water utility board participants for four years, starting from March 1 2021.
“The soundness of Amatola Water is in your hands. The of us of the Jap Cape including the enterprise neighborhood had been experiencing severe drought for years; they count on you to give you solutions that will commerce their lives for the higher. Support them with honour and dignity,” acknowledged Sisulu.
Amatola’s spokesperson, Nosisa Sogayise, did not answer to TimesLIVE as she turned into in meetings.