Manager is suspended
THE council of the Musina municipality has finally put its foot down and suspended municipal manager Abram Luruli.
Luruli was suspended with immediate effect on Friday.
The ouncil had accused him of absconding from work for four months without a valid reason. The embattled Luruli also faces charges of maladministration and corruption during his tenure.
The special investigating unit is probing the allegations. Municipal spokesman Wilson Dzebu yesterday confirmed Luruli had been suspended. Luruli had gone on leave on April 1 and was supposed to return to work on June 1.
Instead, he only returned on November 11, prompting the council to suspend him.
Dzebu said Luruli's suspension would be with full pay pending the finalisation of investigations against him.
"But because Luruli had sent his submissions through his lawyer, and council is still studying the reasons he has given, we cannot comment further until all legal processes have been finalised."