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eThekwini probe to be released

2012-02-06 17:37

Durban - The findings of a forensic probe into alleged fraud in the eThekwini Municipality will be revealed on Tuesday, provincial government officials said.

"Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube will officially reveal the outcome of the forensic investigation," her spokesperson Lennox Mabaso said on Monday.

An auditing firm was appointed early last year to investigate fraud, corruption, and maladministration allegations in eThekwini Municipality. The allegations relate to the awarding of tenders.

According to Auditor General Terence Nombembe's 2009/10 report, R532m had been spent irregularly in the municipality, which runs the city of Durban.

It failed to comply with supply chain management processes for infrastructure and housing projects.

There were also irregularities in the awarding of contracts, payments and performance management of telecommunications.

According to the AG's 2010/2011 report, eThekwini’s irregular expenditure rose to R1.3bn.

Mabaso said Dube would first address councillors in a closed meeting before speaking to reporters.

Comments
  • braamc - 2012-02-06 17:55

    Bet you a few will be suspended on full pay, no criminal charges and no funds will ever be recovered, same old

  • Sharon - 2012-02-06 18:05

    I see the Auditor General has been extremely busy, highlighting irregularities in most state departments and municipalities. What happens after that? Are the culprits identified and, if so, are they reprimanded? fired? arrested? Where is the follow through? What are the consequences to those involved?

  • Deepchund - 2012-02-06 19:14

    A waste of rate payers money. The thieving / corruption will continue unabated. The culprits will be redeployed, or be given golden handshakes. Time for change dear voters.

  • Horace - 2012-02-06 19:37

    Cape Town is a "shining light" in ensuring that good governance enforcement makes sure it does not go the same way as Joburg, Pretoria, Durban, etc. What is the difference between Cape Town and the other large South African cities? You've guessed it!?? It is DA-controlled!!?? QED

  • chettyleon - 2012-02-07 08:50

    Join in the discussions on www.durbanite.co.za

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