A municipal manager from a financially struggling local council has hit back at his detractors questioning the veracity of his qualifications and citizenship, saying he was being hounded out because he is fighting maladministration ravaging the Free State municipality.

A high-ranking municipal official from Mohokare Local Municipality in Zastron said Molatelo Johannes Kanwendo was appointed to the management position despite a confidential report from the office of the premier raising issues with his citizenship and educational qualifications...

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