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tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that Nontobeko Memela, the City of Tshwane’s group head of human settlements, has been on suspension with full pay for a year for alleged financial misconduct, despite a June ruling that the City must reinstate her.  

The Labour Court has now found the city to be in contempt of court for ignoring the June ruling, and has ordered Memela’s reinstatement.  Outgoing acting city manager Moeketsi Ntsimane was consequently sentenced to three months in prison – suspended on condition he reinstated Memela by the end of the week.  The court accused the city of wasting taxpayer’s money by pursuing a case against Memela that never reached a conclusion, and by paying her for a year during her suspension.  Acting Tshwane mayor Abel Tau said the City would not stop Memela from returning to work.  He told EWN that Ntsimane had challenged the sentence and contempt of court ruling as the city was in the process of appealing the June ruling.  “He might file papers so that the court clarifies but we cannot prevent this employee from coming back to work,” Tau indicated.  Memela was placed on a three-month suspension with her salary of R150,000 a month in November 2018, pending the completion of an internal investigation into allegations of financial misconduct.

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