City of Umhlathuze Mayor Cllr Xolani Ngwezi has congratulated Mr Nkosenye Zulu (51) on his official appointment as the City of Umhlathuze City Manager for the next 5 years. Zulu's appointment became affective as from the 1st of August 2022. Mageba, as he is affectionately known, has been acting in the City Manager position since March this year.

Congratulating Zulu on his official appointment, City Mayor Xolani Ngwezi says he is confident that the appointment of Zulu will bring about the long needed positive change in the City, "I am confident that the appointment of Mr NG Zulu as our City Manager will come handy in resolving challenges faced by our City and will bring positive change in changing the lives of the residents for the better. It will also help in speeding up service delivery as he has already started whilst he was an acting City Manager," says Ngwezi.

Commenting on his appointment, Zulu, who has previously served as the Municipal Manager at uLundi, says his main priority includes ensuring that all residents receive the minimum acceptable service delivery that they deserve from the City; such as sustainable water, electricity, waste removal, "I will be putting more attention on the provision of equal opportunities to SMMEs and availing decent job opportunities to the locals in the City; Harnessing development and realisation of catalytic projects and rounded creation of a conducive environment for economic growth, investor confidence and retention of business through fair dealing," says Zulu.

He adds that he will also focus of positioning the City as one safe and healthy tourism destination."Positioning the City as a leading hub for social cohesion and hope through rudimentary and focussed programs aimed at giving pride to the locals; Fixing the City's service delivery machinery and instilling discipline, a positive work ethic and diligence amongst the staff complement and put more efforts on good governance and clean administration.," says Zulu.

Here is a brief background of the newly appointed City Manager:


Doctor of Administration candidate through UKZN
Thesis Topic: "Evaluating the impact of governance on service delivery : Towards a good governance efficiency model"
MBA through Mancosa


Masters Degree in Law: International Commercial Law with a Merit
Dessirtation topic: " A multinational study of corporate social responsibility's compliance with international framework".
(University of Salford, 2017, UK)


Postgraduate Diploma in Management
(UKZN, 2018)
National Diploma Public Finance Management and Administration (Kgolo Institute, 2015)
National Diploma: Local Government (Umqondo Business College)
Certificate Programme in Management Development (Wits) 2009
Municipal Manager's Certificate (UKZN) 2002
Matric (Masibumbane H Sch.) 1998

Professional Membership:

Institute for Local Government Management of SA
General Member of CIGFARO (IMFO)

Work Related Experience

1994-1999 Senior Administrative Clerk - KZN Provincial Government
1999-2003 Exco Councillor Ulundi Municipality
2003-2005 PRO - Ulundi Municipality
2005-2016: Executive Director Corporate Services - Ulundi Municipality
March 2016 July 2022 Municipal Manager - Ulundi Municipality

Auditor General Reports as Accounting Officer
Unqualified Audits since 2007 to date.

Good Governance Awards

The Municipality he manages has attained unqualified audits from 2007 to date.
Produced the most credible Integrated Development Plan Achiever 2012-2013
2016/2017 Best Municipal Manager of the year 2016/2017
Best Run Municipality of the year 2016/2017
Best Housing Project Nationally: Govan Mbheki Awards 2018
National first Runner-up Best Non-Accredited Municipality 2018
BEST Quality Municipal Transformation and Institutional Development KPA in KZN: 2018/2018 & in 2020/2021
One of the Most Improved Integrated Development Plan in KZN 2020/2021
Best Quality Good Governance and Public Participation KPA in KZN 2020/2021
National Arbor First Price Winner: Youth Participation in Greening 2019&2021

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