Spirited, ambitious mindsets in the local authority make up the team ready to serve the community of Ezulwini.
With the vision to provide high quality residential, corporate and tourism friendly and green environment, the different teams in the different departments are ready to take the community to greater heights.
The mission is to provide the quality of life of Ezulwini through the provision of efficient services and infrastructure responsive to their needs.
The Executive Management
Town Clerk / CEO
Mr. Vusi Matsebula
Mr Matsebula has been working as an Executive Manager in Local Government for the past 14 years. He holds a Masters in Business Leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa, a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Resource Management from the University of Swaziland. He also holds a Diploma in Management of Local Development and a Diploma in Enterprise Development from the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization in Turin, Italy. Mr Matsebula further has a Certificate in Disaster Management from the University of South Africa. He is also an alumnus of the Mandela Washington Fellowship - Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), 2015 program and is an alumnus of the Georgia State University – Andrew Young School of Public Policy. He is currently pursuing a Chartered Secretaries qualification with The Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa.
Mrs. Ntombizodwa Vilakati
Mrs Ntombizodwa Patience Vilakati has vast experience in Local Government, having served across three Municipalities. She Joined the Municipality in 2019 from Pigs Peak Town Council where she was Town Treasurer for eight years. Prior to Joining Piggs Peak Town Council, she worked at Matsapha Town Council as an Accountant from 2005 to 2012. She holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce. Mrs. Vilakati is ambitious, a good listener, non-judgemental, values diversity, has a high aptitude to change and she is always eager to expand her knowledge and capabilities. She further has competence in leadership, multi-tasking, team work and computer skills. Her responsibility is to drive the Council’s financial strategy.
Ms Zwakele Dlamini
Zwakele Viwe Dlamini, holds a Master’s Degree in Town and Regional Planning obtained from the University of Pretoria in 2017. This follows an Honours Degree in Town and Regional Planning obtained from the same institution in 2009. She further received a Postgraduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Management from the University of South Africa in 2013. As the incumbent Ezulwini Municipality Entity Tender Board Chairperson, she alongside the Entity Tender Board Members is the approvals authority for all procurement conducted by the municipality. Zwakele has completed managerial short courses on Public Procurement, Project Management, Occupational Health and Safety , Collective Bargaining& Joint Negotiations Skills. Technical skills include Land Use Management, Local Economic Development, Geographic Information Systems, Strategy Formulation and Research. Her working experience includes working in both the private and public sectors. Her interests include personal development literature, SMMEs and women empowerment.
Corporate Services Manager
Mr. Zakhele Gamedze
Mr. Zakhele Gamedze joined the Municipality on July 2018, prior to that he worked for Sincephetelo MVA Fund and the Clinic Group. Mr. Gamedze has worked as an HR Generalist driving HR strategies across different organisations and sectors over the years. He holds a Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Humanities and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Mr. Gamedze is Passionate about Talent Management and believes that people should be at the centre of every organisation. Mr Gamedze is responsible for driving the people strategy across the Municipality, ranging from Recruitment, Reward, Training and Development to Performance Management.
Mr. Phiwayinkhosi Dlamini
With key competencies in reinforced concrete design, geometric design, project planning, scheduling and maintenance, occupational health and safety, stormwater and drainage design, pavement structural design, water and sewer reticulation design, earthworks and quantity measurements, transportation planning and traffic engineering, team leadership and supervision and budget estimations, Mr Phiwayinkhosi Dlamini Joined Ezulwini Municipality in 2019. He holds a BTech in Civil Engineering (Transportation) obtained from the University of Johannesburg. He also hold a national Diploma in Civil Enginerring obtained from Mangosuthu University of Technology. Mr Dlamini is literate with Softwares including Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Porject, CSS/Candy, AutoCad, AutoCad Civil 3D, Civil Designer and Prokon.
Public Health & Env. Manager
Ms Xolile Maphanga
Ms. Xolile Maphanga joined the Municipality on August 2019, and previously worked for Eswatini Standards Authority and Eswatini Railways. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Resources Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science and an Advanced Certificate in Project Management. Ms. Maphanga holds vast knowledge in all the facets of SHEQ and she is experienced on implementation and certification of companies to ISO management systems. She is passionate about change management and team building in an organisation.