‘Dubious relationship with truth’ gets eThekwini top boss barred from work
Magistrate paints a grim tale of dodgy tenders and political gain as he imposes harsher conditions on Sipho Nzuza
eThekwini city manager Sipho Nzuza, an accused in the Durban Solid Waste (DSW) corruption and fraud matter, has been barred from going back to work by order of court.
In a 40-page written ruling dismissing his application for relaxed bail conditions, Durban regional court magistrate Garth Davis imposed even harsher conditions, finding he had not been honest with the court and, in essence, was not a fit and proper person to be the city’s accounting officer.
Davis also ruled that he may not communicate with any of the witnesses in the matter, and that he may not be involved in any disciplinary proceedings or tender and supply chain management processes for the duration of the trial...