Announcement by the Board of Umgeni Water: Resignation of Acting Chief Executive/Chief Financial Officer and appointment of incoming Acting Chief Executive 9th October 2021

Announcement by the Board of Umgeni Water: Resignation of Acting Chief Executive/Chief Financial Officer and appointment of incoming Acting Chief Executive 9th October 2021

Announcement by the Board of Umgeni Water: Resignation of Acting Chief Executive/Chief  Financial Officer and appointment of incoming Acting Chief Executive 

9th October 2021 

Issued on behalf of the Board of Umgeni Water by the Corporate Stakeholder Management Unit, Umgeni Water Head Office, Pietermaritzburg

The Board of Umgeni Water wishes to announce that Mrs Nomalungelo Mkhize has tendered her resignation as Acting Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect.

Mrs Mkhize cited personal reasons for her resignation. The Board of Umgeni Water met on Friday, 8th October 2021, deliberated on the matter and Mrs Mkhize’s resignation was accepted.

The Board thanks Mrs Mkhize for her loyal service to Umgeni Water, both as Chief Financial Officer and as Acting Chief Executive, and wishes her well in her future endeavours.

At the Board meeting of 8th October 2021, Mr Sandile Bonga Dube, currently Executive: Operations at Umgeni Water, was appointed Acting Chief Executive. He took up this position on Monday, 11th October 2021. Mr Dube will serve as Acting Chief Executive until a permanent Chief Executive is appointed.

Mr Dube holds various academic qualifications, among them a Master of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and a National Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Durban University of Technology. He joined Umgeni Water in February 2021 as Executive: Operations.

He has more than 20 years experience in the civil engineering and allied fields, including having worked as Chief Engineer at the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency, within the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs. He has also held key roles in the disciplines of civil and structural designs and in contract supervision and administration of rural and urban roads, railways, water and sanitation, structures, buildings and electricity and mechanical.

Mr Bheki Mbambo, Project Leader in the Infrastructure Development Division at Umgeni Water, has been appointed Acting Executive: Operations.