COGTA MEC Xolile Nqatha welcomes the East London High Court’s decision to set aside the appointment of Mr Thandekile Mnyimba as the Amathole Municipal Manager.

This is after the labour unions in the Amathole District Municipality took the matter to court challenging the appointment of Mr Mnyimba as the Municipal Manager.

The East London High Court has also declared invalid any contract of employment concluded between the Municipality and Mr Mnyimba.

COGTA MEC Xolile Nqatha: “I wish to welcome the judgement as I remain convinced that if due process is not followed, anyone is bound to fail the test of legality and therefore any other effort without proof of evidence is dead on arrival.”

MEC Nqatha said he has been vindicated by the judgment of the East London High Court as he firmly believes in rule of law and due process that must be followed at all times.

Issued by Cogta EC. For Enquiries please contact Makhaya Komisa at 066 381 8259 or Mamnkeli Ngam on 071 685 7981.