Poo protester could be flushed out
FORMER ANC councillor and poo protester Loyiso Nkohla is still employed by the City of Cape Town – for now.
Nkohla, who left the ruling party in support of the DA last year ahead of the August 3 municipal elections, was awarded a cushy job as executive support officer to former mayoral committee member for utility services Ernest Sonnenberg.
However his appointment, which came with a R700 000 a year salary, may come to an end soon.
Nkohla, who used to harshly criticise the DA-led government in the province during protests, when human faeces were dumped at the entrance of the provincial legislature, ruffled feathers when he supported the party and subsequently got the job in September last year.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane, who questioned the appointment due to the criminal cases against Nkohla, met with mayor Patricia de Lille and gave officials until December to remedy the situation.
And Sonnenberg resigned from the city council last month to become a manager at subcouncil 22. This in turn ended Nkohla’s contract, which was tied to Sonnenberg’s tenure as MMC for utility services.
Yesterday the spokesperson for De Lille, Pierrine Leukes, told The Star Nkohla still occupied the same position and was still employed by the city. She added that his contract had not been extended, but rather he was in a grace period. It remained unclear whether the DA would deploy Nkohla elsewhere.