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MsunduziThe Mercury reports that Msunduzi Municipality mayor Mzimkhulu Thebolla has defended the decision to notify the municipal manager, Lulamile Mapholoba, via WhatsApp that he had been suspended.

Thebolla said there was nothing wrong with sending the suspension letter via that form of communication. “After the council meeting on May 2 (which suspended the city manager) was done and the (suspension letter) was done, I first shared that letter with the municipal manager via WhatsApp and then shared the letter with his lawyers. There are many ways to communicate and all of them are legal,” Thebolla said. But Mapholoba felt differently, arguing that sending a suspension letter via WhatsApp was not one of the legal ways to communicate serious information concerning a senior official. The city manager and the City are embroiled in an increasingly bitter legal dispute. The City has suspended him on the basis of accusations of serious wrongdoing. But the city manager has defended himself saying his suspension was politically motivated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Thami Magubane at The Mercury

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