Former eThekwini municipal manager
Sutcliffe, who went to court on Friday to observe the proceedings, said he was weighing his options because his was name was being "abused" and "blatant lies" had been told about him in the hearing.
"I have never shied away from responding to allegations and I will not do so now. The principle of audi alteram partem (hear the other side) must be followed."
The hearing was adjourned indefinitely on Friday as new hearing dates would have to be set.
Former deputy head for networks and telecommunications,
Among the irregularities, some of which were dealt with in the Manase Report, was a duplicate payment of R2.6 million to
He has asked the court to order his reinstatement and award him compensation.
During his testimony Govender alleged that he made disclosures about the corruption to Sutcliffe in
He also said he sent an |e-mail to Sutcliffe in the same month to ask what steps would be taken.
He said Sutcliffe told him to "direct requests for explanation to Subban" a person who Govender believed was part of the problem.
Sutcliffe has denied that he doodled and said he still had his notes that he had written during the meeting.
"I have four pages of notes that I took in that meeting. There is no doodling on them. You can check my notes."
He also said he did not know Govender well and had only met him formally on two occasions.
He said he would speak to his lawyer and consider what action to take.
"If the hearing had not adjourned on Friday I would have probably asked for one because I need to consider my options. One of them is to apply to join the proceedings and have my legal representative present so Govender can be cross-examined about what he said. I would also then subject myself to cross-examination."
He added that his other option was to testify as a witness for the municipality.
"I have spoken to the mayor about this and will continue with these discussions.
"I was only told by the municipality's lawyers that this case was going on but I was never briefed by them and have not met them."
Sutcliffe has previously defended his former staff, who were fingered in the Manase Report, and he recently criticised the municipality for bringing disciplinary charges against Subban, but not taking the matter further for five months.
The misconduct charges against Subban, which emanate from the Manase Report, relate to the overpayment to
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