Nomvula Mokonyane embroiled in fresh controversy

Treasury has reportedly raised concerns over a merger of 2 of the country's most powerful water boards.

Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is allegedly caught up in fresh controversy as her department goes ahead with the merger of two of the country's most powerful water boards, despite misgivings on the part of Treasury.

The City Press is reporting that Treasury has raised concerns over the impending merger of the Umgeni and Mhlathuze water boards in KwaZulu-Natal.

Should this go ahead, controversial businesswoman Dudu Myeni stands to benefit as she's been appointed by Mokonyane as the board chairperson overseeing the amalgamation.

Last year, Treasury warned that the merger could expose Umgeni to serious risk, including a credit downgrade.