A former eThekwini municipality official says he was fired after he told city manager
Former deputy head for networks and telecommunications,
Govender, who was fired in
He has asked the court to order his reinstatement and compensation equivalent to two years' salary.
He testified yesterday that Sutcliffe seemed disinterested in his disclosures during their first meeting in
Govender said Sutcliffe told him that he would get back to him, but he did not.
Govender has testified that the irregularities he reported included a |duplicate payment of R2.6 million made to
He said that the letter also compelled him to provide documentary evidence of the corruption in five days or risk being suspended. Govender said he had decided to meet Sutcliffe as a last resort after he was told he was being charged with misconduct.
"The charges were a complete fabrication. The charge sheet said I was aggressive and insolent… the charges emanated from the same people that I had reported to the ombud's office a few months before." He said he became an "outcast" at work after he'd laid the complaint at the ombud's office.
"I was excluded from meetings. People did not want to speak to me."
Transcripts of the recordings were to be made available to the court today.
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