National 12.8.2016 11:34 am

‘Anti-Mabuza’ Peter Nyoni now Mpumalanga Cogta head

The newly appointed head of Cogta in Mpumalanga, Peter Nyoni. PHOTO: Mpumalanga News

The newly appointed head of Cogta in Mpumalanga, Peter Nyoni. PHOTO: Mpumalanga News

Nyoni was one of the leaders of the Save ANC Mpumalanga group who openly challenged the leadership of the province.

The once controversial ANC leader who has now reconciled with the organisation, Peter Nyoni, has been appointed the new head of Mpumalanga’s department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) during the provincial government’s executive council sitting on Wednesday, Mpumalanga News reports.

Nyoni was one of the leaders of the Save ANC Mpumalanga group who openly challenged the leadership of the province as led by Premier DD Mabuza to transparency, accountability, nepotism and corruption.

He fell foul of administrative leadership when he was removed as a chief director in the department of human settlements a few years back.

Nyoni is one of the disgruntled members of the ANC who has vowed never to leave the ANC, but would fight and correct wrongs from within its ranks. He and others remained the main critics, but they have trickled back to the organisation long before the local government elections took place and assisted in the various election campaigns across the province.

Other appointments announced by the Executive Council include the following:

Thami Ngwenya, appointed deputy director-general: macro policy and planning branch (office of the premier);

Catherine Churchill, appointed chief director: policy analysis and research (office of the premier);

Lindiwe Mabaso, appointed chief director: cluster management (office of the premier);

Hazel Zitha, appointed chief director: rental and property management (department of human settlements);

Stanley Nkosi, appointed chief director: integrated human settlements planning and policy (department of human settlements);

Mokgema Mongane, appointed chief director: engineering services and quality assurance (department of human settlements);

Mafunda Mhlanga, appointed chief director: corporate services (department of human settlements);

Lusanda Mayakaza, appointed chief director: chief construction project manager grade a for nkangala (department of human settlements);

Sibusiso Brown, appointed chief director: chief construction project manager grade a for gert sibande (department of human settlements).

– Caxton News Service

 

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