Chief Executive Officer of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Must Be Fired
04 December 2014.
The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal calls on the MEC of
Environmental Affairs, Mike Mabuyakhulu to ensure that the Chief
Executive Officer of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Dr Bandile Mkhize is
fired as he is implicated in some serious allegations into the
affairs of the conservation agency Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.
"We take these allegations seriously. The CEO as
the head of the entity must be held accountable for all the mess
that took place under his watch. The MEC must fire him and a capable
individual with the necessary qualifications must be appointed,"
said IFP Spokesperson on Environmental Affairs, Mr Hassan Motala,
"We demand that the MEC must tell us on what
grounds the new board members were appointed if now they have to
attend a course accredited by the Institute of Directors to gain
training around financial governance. One wonders whether their
credentials are legitimate or fake, as it appears that they seem to
be lacking some much needed skills to be board members. All these
issues must be responded to by the MEC," continued Mr Motala.
"We are not convinced if the CEO says he was
misled in approving salary hikes, which was against the law. Why did
he not refuse to accept a salary hike if he was not happy about the
unlawful increases? This is corruption. All those involved in
breaching regulations must face the full wrath of law without any
fear or favour. We must root out corruption in Ezemvelo KZN
Wildlife," concluded Mr Motala.
The IFP calls on the MEC to appoint new,
qualified board members of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and the
selection process of the new CEO must be opened to all political
parties represented in the Legislature. They must take part during
interview processes in ensuring that qualified personnel are
Mr Hassan Motala, MPL, IFP Spokesperson on Environmental Affairs, 078 403 6704
For Media Queries:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature Media Liaison Officer, 073 024 5675