Joburg fire chief suspended

2011-06-22 07:01

Johannesburg emergency services chief Audrey Gule has been suspended, the city said this morning.

“On Monday, her sick leave came to an end and her suspension came into effect,” spokesperson Gabu Tugwana said.

“She was suspended with full pay pending the outcome of a disciplinary process.”

Gule, who was appointed in 2004, has been accused of fraud and corruption and went on sick leave last month.

One of the allegations against her is that she allegedly pocketed R200 000 of city funds, and allegedly failed to renew the contracts of three long-serving finance department officials who had discovered this.

Tugwana said Price Water house Coopers presented its final report on a probe into the allegations to the city six weeks ago.

“The case is running, it is being examined and an inquiry is running at full steam.”

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