Poo pro­tester could be flushed out

The Star Late Edition - - NEWS - TSHEGO LEPULE

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.

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