Ex-IT man­ager chal­lenges Bay dis­missal de­ci­sion

Daily Dispatch - - NEWS - By NOMAZIMA NKOSI

FORMER Nel­son Man­dela Bay IT man­ager Mbulelo Ma­tokazi, who was dis­missed by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity last month, is chal­leng­ing the de­ci­sion and tak­ing the city to the bar­gain­ing coun­cil.

City Man­ager Jo­hann Met­tler said Ma­tokazi was found guilty of se­ri­ous mis­con­duct and the pre­sid­ing of­fi­cer rec­om­mended a dis­missal.

“He [Ma­tokazi] is cur­rently chal­leng­ing his dis­missal at the bar­gain­ing coun­cil,” Met­tler said.

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s at­tor­ney, Wayne Gray, re­vealed that Ma­tokazi was dis­missed on four charges – con­tra­ven­ing the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity man­age­ment pol­icy, mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion, dis­re­gard­ing in­struc­tion and mak­ing pay­ments to an unau­tho­rised com­pany as well as gross dis­hon­esty.

In re­sponse to ques­tions, Gray wrote that Ma­tokazi ac­cessed porno­graphic web­sites on the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s lap­top which he had ac­cess to by virtue of his po­si­tion as the di­rec­tor for in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy in the cor­po­rate ser­vices direc­torate. The at­tor­ney fur­ther stated that Ma­tokazi pre­sented a dis­hon­est ex­pla­na­tion for the porno­graphic ma­te­rial found on his lap­top.

The IT man­ager’s third charge was that he dis­re­garded an in­struc­tion from the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of cor­po­rate ser­vices to stop all pay­ments to Baraka En­ter­prise Con­sult­ing and that he con­tin­ued mak­ing those pay­ments while know­ing that they were unau­tho­rised.

Ques­tions were put to Ma­tokazi yes­ter­day about all the al­le­ga­tions but he de­clined to com­ment. —

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