The City of Mbombela has appointed Wiseman Khumalo as the new municipal manager on a two-year performance-based contract.
Khumalo resumed his new job on Tuesday. His appointment was confirmed during a Special Council Meeting held last week.
He joined the City of Mbombela as Acting Chief Financial Officer in 2017.
He holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science (B. Compt) degree from the University of Limpopo.
“He has over 15 years of working experience in local government having occupied various positions including Head of Internal audit and CFO positions. Before joining the City of Mbombela, he held the position of CFO at Ehlanzeni District Municipality from 2009 where he attained seven consecutive clean audits since the 2009/10 financial year. As the CFO he managed to develop a sound financial recovery plan of the municipality,” said municipal spokesperson Qhawe Jele
Khumalo was appointed to fill the vacancy that was left by Neil Diamond, who resigned in August
Soon as the announcement was made, Khumalao’s predecessor Neil Diamond, who resigned in August posted on facebook that: “ I am proud to congratulate Mr Khumalo, as the new municipal manager of the City as of today. I have confidence in my successor that he will continue with the good work of ensuring the financial recovery of Mbombela.”
“Mr Khumalo as CFO developed the financial recovery plan for Mbombela with me and worked as a senior member of my management team since 2017. I wish him well on this important task that he has been entrusted with and ask the people of Mbombela to support him as he continues to provide administrative leadership in the City,” said Diamond.