Tshwane’s city manager, Moeketsi Mosola, was not suspended pending an investigation into procurement irregularities despite a report from mayor Solly Msimanga’s office tabled in council warning that his presence in the workplace could be detrimental to the stability of the municipality. The metro’s council had dealt with the report from the executive mayor’s office on Monday in a special council meeting, and after hours of negotiating they agreed to have an investigation into the alleged procurement irregularities, but not to suspend Mosola pending the outcome of the independent probe. The investigation into Mosola was in relation to a tender granted to engineering consultants GladAfrica which would have managed the city’s infrastructure budget over a three-year period through a Project Management Unit (PMU). It has now emerged from the confidential report, which Business Day has seen, that Msimanga’s office believed that Mosola’s presence in the workplace was, under the circumstanc...

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