uMngeni boss failed test

- | 5 months ago

As the uMngeni Municipality in Howick lurches from one financial crisis to another, it has emerged that its municipal manager, Thembeka Cibane, was appointed despite failing a pre-employment test.

The Witness is in possession of documents compiled by a human resources company showing that an assessment of Cibane’s capabilities had found her to be unsuitable for the position. Out of 15 assessment categories ranging from planning to financial management, Cibane achieved an average score for three while failing 12 outright.

The assessment, which was conducted by top HR company Work Dynamics on behalf of the provincial Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Department shortly before Cibane’s employment in February 2017, found her to be unable to perform at a strategic level.

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