Newly elected Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Athol Trollip says that he is up for the challenge to root out corruption and irregular expenditure in the metro.
I will make sure that our administration is clean and that we keep politicians out the administration.— Athol Trollip, Executive Mayor for Nelson Mandela Bay
He has vowed to bring about a regime change in the City and hold corrupt municipal officials to account.
Things go wrong when politicians want to put their greedy paws into the administration to access money and patronage that isn't there for them.— Athol Trollip, Executive Mayor for Nelson Mandela Bay
Trollip says that all irregular appointments will be investigated, including Linda Mti's controversial hiring as the metro's head of safety and security.
We have to stamp out this camaraderie countenance where cadre deployment and revolving door opens opportunities for those who have it in with political leadership. We cannot have it in the civil service.— Athol Trollip, Executive Mayor for Nelson Mandela Bay
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