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Court gives Emalahleni Municipality the green light to sue former municipal manager

# The High Court in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape has given the Emalahleni Municipality the go-ahead to sue former Knysna municipal manager, Sitembele Wiseman Vatala, for 7.5-million-rand. This comes after he allegedly failed to settle a civil suit against the municipality timeously. The municipality sued Vatala, claiming that his negligence had caused it to suffer financial damages. In her ruling, acting Judge Nolubabalo Cengani-Mbakaza says as a municipal manager, Vatala was bound by the law not to incur unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditures.