City faces showdown over employee

Estelle Ellis


THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has until today to rectify the situation of a senior employee who was moved out of her job and paid R92000 a month to do nothing. If it fails to act, it faces legal action.

The looming legal showdown between the municipality and a former strategic manager in the office of then deputy mayor Nancy Sihlwayi comes after Sihlwayi’s redeployment by the ANC in March last year.

Nobuntu Makapela was originally appointed by Sihlwayi. But Sihlwayi’s successor, deputy mayor Chippa Ngcolomba, removed Makapela in April from his office and instructed the corporate service directorate to find her another job.

Makapela took the municipality to arbitration, complaining to the SA Local Government Bargaining Council that she had been unfairly dismissed. After a hearing, the municipality was ordered in September to reinstate her and pay her four months’ salary.

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One thought on “City faces showdown over employee

  • February 18, 2014 at 8:34 am

    ordinary people that are expected to vote for “these” people are suffering, they hardly get a slice of bread to survive and yet the government officials are fighting over greediness!!

    when is this going to end.” democracy is evil!!!” I think apartheid was better than this.


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