Mr. Nkosenye "NG" Zulu
The Office of the Municipal Manager comprises of five specialised units i.e.
- Chief Operations Officer
- Intergrated Development Planning
- Internal Audit
- Enterprise Risk Management
- Communications, Marketing and Outdoor Advertising
- Organisational Performance Management Unit
Mr Nkosenye Zulu takes over the administration of the City of uMhlathuze with a mandate to command the City to clean audits and sound governance and sharp focus on service delivery accelerated by infrastructure maintenance.
Zulu boasts extensive practical knowledge and local government experience having served on both ends, administrative and political wings. His ability to be strategic, visionary and innovative has been tested in Ulundi Municipality where he secured and managed the implementation of infrastructural, electrical and LED programs and have secured millions in un-gazetted funding from various sources to accelerate development and service delivery.
He has 22 yearsâ€™ experience in the local government and has served as a legislature support. His administrative acumen was evident when he was promoted to Executive Director Corporate Services in Ulundi Municipality after serving as Manager Communications and Public Relations. It was during this period when his leadership skills were identified as he was appointed Municipal Manager in 2016 to date.
His service has been acknowledged with service excellence awards throughout these years. Zulu has achieved a number of academic accolades in his career ranging from Master of Law in International Commercial Law obtained a Merit in University of Salford (UK) in 2017 to current studies at UKZN where he is doing his Doctoral Degree in Public Administration. In between these years, he has acquired several Diplomas and extensive trainings at Unisa, ICT and Business College, Stellenbosch,UKZN-Durban Westiville, Wits University Business School to mention the few. The City of uMhlathuze is one of the most important and critical municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal with its vast economic contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) It is therefore very important that it is well run and always on top with clean governance records.This City is fast growing and it has made a mark in the Country.We have a duty to maintain that while working hard to upscale the manner in which we supply basic services to the communities.
City of uMhlathuze has been the epitome of clean governance over the years. A number of municipalities has benchmarked our systems and the way we service our people. National government and provincial government has been piloting a number of projects with our City because of its stability in governance, healthy finance systems and service delivery.