Former NMBM manager awarded R3.1-million

BY CHARL BOSCH - MAY 19, 2015

The Port Elizabeth High Court has ordered the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) to pay one its former municipal managers over R3-million in damages over alleged death threats and bullying by senior officials.

According to reports, Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela claims she was told to vacate her position by former NMBM Executive Mayor Benson Fihla and his deputy Chippa Ngcolomba, saying that the threats against her were such that she resigned five months into her tenure.

She has since moved on to serve as an advisor in the office of Science and Technology Minister, Naledi Pandor.

In passing his verdict, Judge Dayalin Chetty ruled that the municipality pay Msengana-Ndlela an amount of R3 142 235 as well as the cost of the civil suit, adding that no contest was shown to her testimony of events.