He has big plans for the future of the South Coast.
Four of the municipality’s departments are headed by women.
However, funding was limited and not all concerns raised would be attended to immediately.
Although hundreds of thousands of rands were spent on installing the system a few years ago, workers want the council to do away with it.
When the Herald investigated last week, work to repair the leaks was in progress and a pipe was draining stinking, stagnant water out of the pool.
The second phase includes three fire tenders, accommodation (stand-by quarters), ablution facilities, a gym area, equipment storage areas, 12 lock-up storage cubicles and external works which include driveways and parking.
He denied turning a blind eye to problems, pointing out that as he too lived in the Ugu District, he had the welfare of the area and its residents at heart.
The situation could have got worse if sewage had reached the Uvongo river.
He has been acting in the position for almost a year and his background includes heading the corporate services department at the former Ezinqoleni municipality and Ugu district municipality.
Once again, you are warned not to take short cuts when applying for municipal posts.
The IFP believes this is a mere strategy to sweep the matter under the carpet, as certain councillors and officials within the municipality might be involved.