Nkanjeni ‘blocking’ Roland’s disciplinary case

Rochelle de Kock

NELSON Mandela Bay auditors have accused acting city manager Lineo Nkanjeni of blocking a disciplinary process against suspended chief spokesman Roland Williams for a misconduct case that has dragged on for a year, costing ratepayers more than half a million rand.

The municipality’s internal auditing boss, Bonnie Chan, wrote to city manager Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela asking her to urgently intervene.

In her letter, Chan also warned that the “main threat to the organisation is not the absence of policies and/or procedures”.

She said it was “the sheer disregard for moral values, personal ethics, [and] lack of disciplinary action by top management, resulting in a state of anarchy in which Nelson Mandela Bay currently finds itself”.

The letter, which the Herald has seen, is dated June 4, before Msengana-Ndlela went on sick leave.

Chan wrote that Nkanjeni – in her capacity as acting chief operations officer and Williams’s direct boss – had refused to authorise payments for an external prosecutor to bring charges against Williams.

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