Sipho Nzuza, Ethekwini city manager has been arrested by the Hawks National Clean Audit Task Team for allegedly violating his bail conditions.

Nzuza, who is out on R50 000 bail related to a multi-million rand tender waste scandal is expected to appear in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Monday afternoon.

Nzuza was arrested on the 10 March 2020 by the Hawks National Clean Audit Task Team which has been appointed to investigate various allegations of fraud and corruption amounting to the loss of millions of rands within eThekwini Municipality.

Nzuza is one of 16 accused persons that include former eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede that have been arrested and charged in relation to a Durban Solid Waste (DSW) tender costing in excess of R430 million.

According to the Hawks, Nzuza’s bail conditions stated specifically that he may not:

Contact or communicate in any way, whether directly or indirectly with witnesses relating to the audit trail of the DSW – Ethekwini Tender.

Refrain from involvement with the disciplinary processes of officials charged in relation to this investigation;

Not participate directly or influence in any tender process during the duration of the investigation, and further that his powers as Accounting officer in relation to tender processes must be delegated in terms of Section 79 read with 77, section 106 of MFMA 56 OF 2003.