DISMISSED Ekurhuleni Metro Police chief Robert McBride's case was yesterday postponed until today by the CCMA.
This after witness Patrick Flusk failed to arrive at yesterday's hearings.
"We've left several SMSes and voice messages ... maybe we should have the matter stand down until tomorrow," suggested McBride's lawyer Mornay Crouse.
The municipality's lawyer, Kennedy Tsatsawane, agreed to the postponement but said McBride should bear the costs.
McBride, pictured, wants his job back after his dismissal in September last year while on special leave pending the completion of his trial for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car in Centurion in December 2006.
He was sacked after publicly stepping in to help deal with xenophobic attacks instead of doing administrative duties.
He is now arguing that his dismissal was unfair.
He said there had been an expectation that his five-year contract, which was due to expire, would be extended until his criminal trial was concluded. - Sapa