The Namibian (Windhoek)

29 July 2014

Namibia: Former Keetmans CEO Drops Labour Case

THE former Keetmanshop municipality chief executive officer, Paul Vleermuis, has abandoned his legal challenge in which he demands reinstatement.

Vleermuis filed a case of unfair dismissal against the municipality in December 2013. In a dispute summary he signed then, a copy of which The Namibian has seen, Vleermuis claimed that council had failed to give reasons why it had decided, at its ordinary meeting on 23 May 2013, not to renew his five-year contract that expired at the end of October last year. He also demanded that he should be reinstated on a five-year contract or get compensation for the full period of the contract.

In addition, Vleermuis requested that council should pay his legal costs.

However, his lawyers last week wrote to the municipality's lawyers, informing them that Vleermuis had withdrawn the case.

Vleermuis declined to comment on the case yesterday, saying he was in a meeting before ending the conversation.

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