File image - The Nelson Mandela Bay municipal manager, Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela, has resigned with immediate effect.

Port Elizabeth - The Nelson Mandela Bay municipal manager, Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela, has resigned with immediate effect, Eastern Cape local government MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane said on Wednesday.

“I regret this unfortunate loss of a solid, consummate professional in the local government sector,” Qoboshiyane said in a statement.

“Those remaining in the employ of the municipality must work harder with their councillors to meet the needs of the local community.”

No reasons were given for Msengana-Ndlela's resignation.

The municipality would appoint an acting municipal manager in Msengana-Ndlela's place until a suitable candidate had been found to fill her position.

In May, Msengana-Ndlela reportedly said she had hit a brick wall in her efforts to tackle poor financial management and increase accountability.

She had blamed political interference and intimidation.

Msengana-Ndlela had reportedly complained that interference by the executive mayor Nkosinathi Benson Fihla and deputy mayor Thando Ngcolomba was making her job unbearable and putting her security at risk.

Sapa

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