Hunt for new Pikitup MD begins
It was announced yesterday that Amanda Nair’s contract was being terminated.
JOHANNESBURG - Executive Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba says the Pikitup board will now work on a proposal to replace former managing director Amanda Nair.
It was announced yesterday that Nair's contract was being terminated.
The controversial MD had been placed on special leave pending an investigation into allegations of corruption against her.
The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) was ready to give testimony against Nair and had submitted a dossier containing evidence of corrupt activities.
Mashaba says he was informed by the Pikitup board on Thursday that it will be terminating Nair's contract.
"I gave the board permission to do what's in the best interest of Pikitup. I was informed yesterday that were going to terminate services."
Mashaba says Nair's controversies affected service delivery.
"Unfortunately the case of Amanda Nair has been going on for just two long and it's been holding up service delivery to our people."
He says the hunt for a new MD will now begin.
"They will come out with a proposal because they cannot embark on this until her case was effectively dealt with."
At the same time, Nair says her immediate dismissal is unfair because she has not been found guilty.