04 April 2014.
"I find it surprising that the National
Freedom Party (NFP) is getting excited about the Princess's
health, and that its members are ganging up against her to have
her removed from her post" said mayor of Ulundi Cllr Njingase
The Ulundi municipal manager, Princess
Sibuyiselwe Angela Buthelezi, who is the daughter of IFP
president Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, is on leave as she has
had to undergo spine surgery.
"In every workplace in South Africa, all
citizens are entitled to take sick leave. We believe that the
NFP, especially Councillor Senzo Richard Shwala, knows this very
well. Cllr Shwala himself has been absent for similar reasons.
There is no reason to remove the Princess from her position"
said mayor Manana
Unlike ordinary employees, whose contracts of
employment are regulated by the Bargaining Council rules that
may stipulate a capping, the contract of employment between a
municipality and the municipal manager is defined by contracts
between the two parties. And Council has deemed it a necessity
that the Princess be given time to recuperate, in compliance
with advice by the medical specialist.
"Any suggestion that there is a problem in the
administration of the municipality is unfounded" said the mayor.
Issued by Her Worship, the Mayor of Ulundi, Njingase Manana, 083 963 1102
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