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Mike Sutcliffe to sue successor for R8m

2012-03-16 20:02

Durban - Former eThekwini municipal manager Mike Sutcliffe intends suing his newly-appointed successor for R8m, the Daily News reported on Friday.

According to the report, Sutcliffe will sue for loss of future income and damage to his reputation.

Current city manager S’bu Sithole has said he intended filing a criminal charge against Sutcliffe, and seeks to recover R1.1m in losses incurred by the metro, allegedly because Sutcliffe failed to timeously report fraud and corruption.

The newspaper quoted an unnamed source as saying that Sutcliffe had sent Sithole a letter outlining his demands.

Sithole’s comments came after the release of findings from a probe into irregular spending by the municipality.

The probe was instituted after Auditor General Terence Nombembe said in his 2009/10 report that R532m had been irregularly spent by the municipality.

The irregular expenditure in the past three years amounted to R2.2bn.

Attempts to reach Sutcliffe on Friday were unsuccessful.

Comments
  • spartanx93 - 2012-03-16 20:10

    Sutcliffe, another plastic ANC member......

      Sheik - 2012-03-16 20:28

      ANC members see tax payers as some form of Stokvel.

      Gollum - 2012-03-16 20:51

      How long before he plays the race card? He was always first thing he uttered when whites complained about anything. So glad to see the back end of this (*^&* A$$h&L%. He was a useless puppet for ages and the first time he shows any backbone is when he falls out of favour. Good riddance scumbag, hope you end up behind bars or in a ditch somewhere.

      John - 2012-03-17 06:57

      Not so much plastic but rather a vile concoction of turd, corruption and incompetence deluxe. Under this tail-gunner's watch, he managed to stuff up Durban as a destination, squandered the Blue Flag status of the beaches and pumped tons of raw sewerage into the ocean. His departure is the first good thing that Durban experienced in the last couple of years and his queen screaming over money is preposterous when viewing the state he left the finances in. Good riddance to this vile fool!!

      bruning.vankriekenbeek - 2012-03-17 20:11

      You've just made my day Sheik. Lmfao!!!

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-16 20:11

    Haven't you stolen enough Sutty?

      Dennis - 2012-03-17 10:18

      A future crook replaces a past crook !!

  • Saamprater - 2012-03-16 20:17

    Some 2 billion still missing after Sutcliffe was nailed. Why don't these thieves go look for themselves behind the door. And so by the way Mr S. You were warned that the hand you so greatly serve will slap you in the face one day. Looks like that day has come then. Now that you have enstranged everybody in KZN, looks like quite lonely out there, doesn't it. Let this be an object lesson to the other lackeys.

  • Thandi - 2012-03-16 20:28

    "And the next stop of the gravy train will be Durban". Anarchy Nepotism Corruption

  • Fussed - 2012-03-16 20:35

    You Were warned, You went against your people (neighobours) Now you will be a lonly old man No friends. So dont expect anything fron us. Go join toilet day

  • Mark - 2012-03-16 20:51

    He was the guy who changed all the old street names in Durban - and revelled in it.

      Glyn - 2012-03-16 21:51

      I liked the old street names! Stuff this scumbag!

      Patsy - 2012-03-17 10:24

      Why WILL people try to hide history? IT;s not only futile it's impossible. History is there for keeps whether one likes it or not.

  • mike.clery - 2012-03-16 20:53

    So he wants to sue the current city manager. Who will pay if he wins (or settles)? The ratepayers of course. This isn't a scheme to give him a nice golden handshake, is it? Let's see if there's a "settlement".

      Gungets - 2012-03-16 21:40

      I am with you Mr Clery. Just a little golden handshake, with that other little reptile (and noew legal advisor to the Durban council) Michael Hulley picking up a bootful of ratepayers cash to bale himself out of the sh#t at Aurora. What will Logie do ... ahhh, yes, pick away at the still warm bodies.

      Patsy - 2012-03-17 10:27

      There should not be a "settlement", to me that is a sign of guilt. They ought to counter-sue him

      Fussed - 2012-03-17 13:51

      He knows he wont get a job because he is stupid and a snake in the grass He will destroy any company for his own betterment and stuff the company

  • Gungets - 2012-03-16 21:35

    Loss of reputation???? .. WTF. You never had a decent reputation. If you lost one it was the ultra-cr#p one you had, you should be grateful. Horrible little crawling insect.

  • Glyn - 2012-03-16 21:49

    Suck up to the anc, get sucked up by the anc!

  • luytster - 2012-03-16 21:50

    Hey you dog, Stand far away from me when you see me in the street cause i can spit far and you don't have your bodyguards any more. Bend over and brace yourself for the probe boy, You and your girlfriend and your whole little Mafia. Its called the rate payers revenge!!!!

      marc.potgieter2 - 2012-03-17 11:54

      well said

  • werner.smidt - 2012-03-17 01:41

    He's a garden variety c... oh wait . . . rather check this out: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/c_word

      marc.potgieter2 - 2012-03-17 11:58

      loved the link.

  • braamc - 2012-03-17 06:02

    Off course no one will take responsibility for all there filthy thieving and corruption

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-17 06:42

    It sure looks like the Durban guys don't like this Sutcliffe fellow. I wonder why. Was he true to the principles and principals of the ANC?

      Patsy - 2012-03-17 10:30

      He was true to his own wants and then to the wants of his masters - ANC

  • Martin - 2012-03-17 07:39

    "The irregular expenditure in the past three years amounted to R2.2bn" s'bu seeks to recovery R1.1m, only R1.1m, jumpoffthecliffplease sues for R8m, thats it, Where do I sign up for the anc, This is to easy.

  • Hugh - 2012-03-17 07:46

    With Sutcliffe out of eThekwini 5hey should save a bucket full of cash on lavatory paper. All his brown nosing must have cost a fortune.

  • a.j.bosch - 2012-03-17 10:25

    Sutcliffe didn't need the recent happenings to damage his reputation.

  • a.j.bosch - 2012-03-17 10:30

    Sutcliffe is the moron responsible for the beautiful Moses Mabhida stadium being built without any plan to make it sustainable. If only he'd stuck his pride in his pocket rather than money and spoken to the Sharks, the city would have saved MILLIONS!

  • Zane - 2012-03-17 13:05

    Can we institute a class-action lawsuit against Sh*tcliffe claiming restitution for all the petrol we have wasted while driving around his renamed roads trying to find addresses that wouldn't have been a problem a few years ago?Listen Mike,and listen closely.You are and always have been regarded as a Joke and a fool by residents and international entities as well.When you travelled overseas for meetings with sister cities,they laughed at you.Well,the pigeons have come home to roost now my boy,and you have burned all your bridges.Maybe it's time you packed your bags and went to live in quiet anonymity somewhere,a place where no-one knows your name and might actually be inclined to pi$$ on you if you were on fire,because there surely isn't anyone in Durban that would.

      Fussed - 2012-03-17 13:48

      Zim comes to mind

  • Clive - 2012-03-17 14:53

    When thieves fall out ...............

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-03-17 15:20

    Mafia wars .

  • Kevin - 2012-03-17 18:59

    What more can we expect from this super joiner?

  • Bibi - 2012-03-17 21:05

    No one was allowed to call him anything other than Dr Sutcliffe when addressing him. He was not liked at all in the business community and he pulled the sponsors of the Vodacom July and all other events' strings till they bled. Devious little man that

  • Blixum - 2012-03-18 10:51

    Hahahahaha. The Natal bull has just lost its testicles (the meaning of eThekwini). You guys are all to quick to throw stones at Mr S but you got what you voted for. So stop whining and shallow your medicine. ITYS. LOL

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