Andile Fani , the man who fought the most powerful people in Buffalo City for fraud and corruption has been appointed the new municipal manager of the city. This was a unanimous decision of a recruitment panel consisting of councillors, provincial government officials and trade unions, said Mayor Zukiswa Ncitha.
Andile Fani was acting municipal manager of Buffalo City in 2010, at a time when the city was mired in corruption and maladministration. He wore a bullet-proof vest following threats to his life when he launched a forensic audit. He did end up cleaning the city administration of corruption and maladministration.
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He was seconded from the department of local government and traditional affairs in Bhisho to clean up the city’s administration and procurement systems before the city could be bestowed its metro status.
Several officials implicated in the massive fraud were booted out, contracts with companies implicated in corrupt activities were terminated and senior councillors were arrested and charged.