MM lays down her reigns
10 February 2021
Her formidable stature within the ranks placed her as a beacon of excellence within the municipality, often lauded for her no-nonsense approach to issues faced.
The community as a whole, as well as the staff and management of Msukaligwa Municipality was left flabbergasted following the sudden passing of the municipal manager, Ms Gladness Majola. Ms Majola’s untimely demise was announced on Saturday, 6 February 2021. Ms Majola, born on 13 September 1970, was appointed as municipal manager of Msukaligwa Municipality in November 2018, serving a four year contract. She took over from acting municipal manager, Mr S.R. Magudulela, and caught the community and her employees by surprise with her vast work experience in senior positions, and her determination to find solutions to issues as speedily and efficiently as possible.
Her formidable stature within the ranks placed her as a beacon of excellence within the municipality, often lauded for her no-nonsense approach to issues faced. With a Bachelor of Law degree, Advanced Certificate, Certificate in Executive Municipal Management and Leadership, Project Management, Municipal Service Partnership, Supply Chain Management for Municipal Senior Managers, 16 years experience in senior management and seven years as Deputy Director-General Corporate Services in the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, she has been a stalwart of service delivery during her term as municipal manager.
Condolences continues to flood in from community members, friends and family, who are all left reeling in the wake of these tragic events. Ms Majola will be fondly remembered for her service, and her unrelenting fighting spirit in untangling the myriad of issues within Msukaligwa Municipality during her term.