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, MPL. 

"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 appointed. 

 

Issued by:
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