Amathole decision to upgrade district municipality ruled illegal

Some managers earned up to R1.6m a year in line with metropolitan municipalities’ salary scales

The “illegal” decision by former Amathole district municipal manager Chris Magwangqana to upgrade the district from a category 6 to a category 7 municipality in March 2013, resulting in financial strain for the council, has been declared unlawful, reviewed and set aside by the  high court in Makhanda...

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