Ngoqo Dismissal

March 14, 2019

Welcome ‘New’ Municipal Manager Lonwabo Ngoqo…have we met before?

We have learned with shock that on 19 February 2019 our council resolved to appoint one Lonwabo Ngoqo as our new municipal manager. Longer-term residents will
August 15, 2019

Agreement entered into between the Bitou Municipality and Ngoqo was found to be unlawful’

The appointment of the Bitou Municipal Manager Lonwabo Ngoqo has been reviewed and set aside by the Cape Labour Court. In February 2019, former municipal manager
October 11, 2019

Plett RPA calls for barring of Bitou Municipal Manager Ngoqo pending outcome of litigation

Bitou Municipal Manager Lonwabo Ngoqo was reappointed in March 2019, the appointment was challenged in court based on his previous dismissal from Bitou for serious financial misconduct
December 2, 2019

Court judgment refuses to bar Municipal Manager Ngoqo from his position.

Dear Plett Ratepayers, We reported at our recent report back meeting that we would be in court on 20 November to ask the judge to enforce
April 10, 2020

Ratepayers Association Intervention In Ngoqo Appeal

10 April 2020 Dear Members, The Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association has, in its capacity as amicus curiae (friend of the court), today filed its
September 18, 2020

Appeal Hearing Update – Ngoqo Case

Last Wednesday the Labour Appeal Court (‘LAC’) heard argument in the Ngoqo case. The question before it whether the Council acted lawfully when, in 2019, it appointed Mr
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