Manenzhe Manenzhe new City of Johannesburg CFO


Manenzhe Manenzhe's appointment follows the implication of former CFO Charity Wurayayi in a controversial tender.

On Wednesday, the City of Johannesburg announced the appointment of Manenzhe Manenzhe as their new group chief financial officer. 

This comes after acting group CFO Charity Wurayayi was implicated in a controversial R1.3 billion fleet tender in late 2018. 

In a press release, the City of Johannesburg stated that Manenzhe’s extensive financial experience in both the private and public sector, strong leadership and commitment to ethical standards makes him the ideal choice to implement the city’s financial strategy, run its day-to-day financial operations, coordinating the actions of the accounting and finance departments, and ensuring that they meet their fiscal responsibilities. 

Counsellor Funzela Ngobeni, a member of the Mayoral Committee of Finance for the City of Johannesburg, said: 

“We have promised to professionalise this government, and the appointment of Mr. Manenzhe demonstrates our commitment to changing the face of the civil service to meet the needs of our people.”

Manenzhe, a qualified accountant, has a B.Com degree from the University of Venda, qualifications in Advanced Principles and Applications of South African Taxation from the Rand Afrikaans University (now UJ), in Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis from Cambridge Resources International, and in Practical Leadership in a political environment from the University of Florida. 

His most notable career roles have been senior positions at the SA Revenue Service (SARS) and the National Energy Regulator of SA. His other roles include audit committee member at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, CFO at the Parliament of the Republic of SA, director at the Gauteng Provincial Government, and a tax consultant at KPMG SA

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