Ugu district mourns passing of Municipal manager

South Africa: It is with profound sadness that Ugu District Municipality confirms the passing of its Municipal manager, Dr Elliot Michael Ntombela, due to illness.

South Africa: It is with profound sadness that Ugu District Municipality confirms the passing of its Municipal manager, Dr Elliot Michael Ntombela, due to illness.

Dr Ntombela passed away this morning on January 14, 2023, in the hospital where he had been hospitalised for more than three weeks.

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His untimely passing has been a great shock to the municipality and the entire municipal council, as Dr Ntombela was expected to be discharged from the hospital and resume his official duties in the new year.

Dr Ntombela joined the municipality in an acting capacity in July 2021 and was later appointed on a five-year contract as a Municipal Manager in October 2022.

The Mayor of Ugu District Municipality, Cllr Phumlile Mthiyane, has on behalf of the council and the municipality, expressed her heartfelt condolences to the family and prayed for the grace of God to comfort them during these trying times.

“Dr Ntombela played a pivotal role in the municipality’s administration, and we had high hopes that he would use his expertise, together with his management, to steer Ugu to greater heights.”

The municipality would like to request members of the public grant space to the family of the late Dr Ntombela during this period while they deal with this loss.

Moreover, Ugu District Municipality also shared an update on critical cases Ugu Technical teams are currently working to resolve. These cases are related to water supply interruption in some areas mentioned: 

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  • C230110/57 Burst pipe Umtwalume Enyangwini Phuza Primary School – Pending, no water in the reservoir.
  • C230101/97 Burst pipe by clover, Malangeni – Pending full of mud and needs TLB
  • C230108/134 Burst ppe Church rd Hazelwood – Logan allocated/pending needs excavator
  • C230109/160 Burst pipe Umzinto Firwood Road – Logan to attend/pending needs excavator
  • C230109/154 Burst pipe Umzinto Lotus Road Team to attend.
  • C230110/62 Leaking pipe Pennington Botha Place, to be attended.
  • C230110/102 Water Leak Pennington Drive to be attended.
  • C230110/204 Mtwalume LOT 2052 old main Rd. burst pipe to be attended.
  • C230112/92 Leaking pipe at lot 332 Nelson Mandela Road, Umzinto – to be attended.
  • C230112/106 Burst pipe at lot 15 Payne Street, Park Rynie to be attended.
  • C230112/152 Umzinto Roshan Height burst pipe block 19/ Madlala to be attended.
  • C230113/13 Leak, Corner Pienaar and Piet Retief Rd. Pennington to be attended.
  • C230113/17 Burst pipe 2nd Ave. Park Rynie
  • C230113/24 Burst pipe Cowry Drive, Elysium