The Thaba Chweu Municipal Council special sitting of the 17 August 2015 has appointed Mr. Lesley Mokwena as a new acting Municipal Manager with immediate effect; he will be acting in this position for the next 3 months.
Mokwena who is a full time CFO in the institution replaces Mr. Surprise Maebela who will revert back to his position as director Corporate Services and Mr. Gareth Mnisi will be acting CFO.
Mr. Mokwena said in a short media briefing on the 18 August 2015 that the priorities of the municipality does not change with him at the helm but rather the focus areas need to be intensified. He highlighted the issue of the Eskom debt as a major hurdled that must be addressed expeditiously, he also touched on the issue of staff placement which has been in courts for a long time, and he said there must be a way to resolve it internally so that it is closed for good.