A councillor fired for attacking a member of the public with a machete in a council chamber has failed in his legal bid to have his dismissal overturned.
A full bench of the high court in Makhanda dismissed Siyabulela Malawu’s appeal on Tuesday.
Eastern Cape co-operative governance MEC Xolile Nqatha fired Malawu, a former Amahlathi Municipality ANC councillor, in 2020.
Malawu, who faced a slew of allegations in 2018 and 2019, failed to co-operate with Nqatha’s investigation.
The former councillor was accused of, among other things, being a ring leader in mobilising councillors to “sabotage and not attend council meetings”.