Kahimise legal battle starts on Tuesday

Kahimise legal battle starts on Tuesday
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A legal battle between the City of Windhoek and its chief executive officer (CEO), Robert Kahimise over his suspension is expected to begin in the High Court on Tuesday.
Kahimise's lawyer Patrick Kauta confirmed to NAMPA on Monday that the hearing of the urgent application in which Kahimise will ask the court to have his suspension by the City council overturned, is expected to start at 09h00.
Kahimise faces a host of allegations of misconduct, amongst others, related to a controversial study loan.
According to the City of Windhoek's management committee, the allegations against Kahimise include non-procedural appointments at the municipality and quashing of a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers that led to the suspension of City Police Chief Abraham Kanime, questions around a salary increase and the irregular use of municipal property, funds and overtime claims.
It is reported that Kahimise was suspended for a second time at the beginning of November this year for alleged acts of serious misconduct and contravening the City's industrial relations policy and conditions of service.
The City, after a special council meeting on 22 October, suspended him, just days after his initial suspension was rescinded.
The CEO found himself in trouble over the manner in which he secured financial assistance for a study loan from the City of Windhoek, allegedly without following due processes.
It is alleged that the study loan was approved in February 2018 by Management Committee Chairperson Matheus Amadhila, the human resources department and City Mayor Muesee Kazapua.