'Ghost employees' at Msunduzi Municipality

The Msunduzi Municipality in KZN has uncovered almost 200 ‘ghost workers’ on its payroll. It says over 180 employees failed to appear for a headcount. #eNCA​ Courtesy #DStv403

PIETERMARITZBURG - The Msunduzi Municipality in KwaZulu Natal is investigating if there are ‘ghost workers' on its payroll.

It initially could not account for 121 employees during a headcount.

The municipality, which includes the provincial capital, Pietermaritzburg, was placed under administration in 2019.

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“About 121 staff members failed to present themselves, that led us to saying they should be suspended until they present themselves," Msunduzi mayor Mzimkhulu Thebolla.

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