The Municipal Manager who paid a service provider advance of R16 106 472 20 during the December holiday has been suspended. The Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipal Council anonymous resolved to suspend Jerry Mononela with immediate affect.

According to Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality Spokesperson, Joseph Motlhasedi, Senior Manager of the Municipal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture (EDTA), Teko Gaanakgomo was appointed to act as the Municipal Manager with immediate effect.

Motlhasedi said the suspension of the municipal manager came as a result of the advance payment of R16 106 472 20 to the service provider – H.T. Pelatona Pty Ltd on the 16th of December 2020 and failure to prepare for the budget adjustment.

“The Municipal Council of Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality during its ordinary council meeting held on the 25th February 2021, successfully passed a “Motion of No Confidence” against Executive Mayor, Boitumelo Lesego Mahlangu and elected Kgalalelo Sereko as Executive Mayor of the municipality,” Motlhasedi.