Former City of Joburg Member of the Mayoral Council (MMC) for Infrastructure Services, Anthony Still, says he was fired by Mayor Herman Mashaba because he refused to suspend City Power CEO, Sicelo Xulu.
Still says he understood the board of City Power when it said that they cannot just suspend someone on hearsay unless it could be proved Xulu was putting his colleagues in danger.
He says suspending Xulu did not fall under either his or Mayor Mashaba's powers.
The board followed processes and have decided not to suspend him.— Anthony Still, Former City of Joburg Member of the Mayoral Council
I think the board is right in taking due process and considering Sicelo's response to the allegations.— Anthony Still, Former City of Joburg Member of the Mayoral Council
Still says he had looked at the allegations against Xulu in the past and thinks they do not hold water.
One cannot just suspend a person without substance and there's labour law around that too.— Anthony Still, Former City of Joburg Member of the Mayoral Council
Dr Ivor Sarakinsky, Lecturer at Wits School of Governance says this shows a clear indication of political interference in the functioning of the board in the state owned entities.
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