The eThekwini Municipality wishes to confirm that the Head of the Health Unit, Dr Nomakhosi Gxagxisa, has been suspended from her position for a period not exceeding three months pending an internal investigation. The suspension is with effect from today, Tuesday, 18/09/2013, with full pay as per conditions of service.

The investigation will include:
1. Establishing reasons as to why the issue of her registration with the Health Professions Council was not resolved by December 2011 as had been expected.
2. Conditions of the settlement agreement that she reached with an aggrieved candidate for one of the senior management posts in the Unit, allegedly without following proper procedures.

Senior Managers within the Unit will act in her position on a rotational basis until the matter is resolved. The Municipality is confident that the suspension will not in anyway affect the operations of the Unit and has faith in those appointed to act in the position

For more information contact Municipal Spokesperson, Thabo Mofokeng on 031 311 4820 or 082 731 7456, or email Thabo1.Mofokeng@durban.gov.za.

Issued by the eThekwini Municipality's Communications Unit Vuyo Gwala on 031 311 4838 or 073 250 5704, or email Vuyo.Gwala@durban.gov.za