Dept ordered to submit names to AfriForum

2013-11-08 22:31

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Johannesburg - The names of municipal employees dismissed for misconduct or who resigned before the end of disciplinary processes against them must be submitted to AfriForum, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled on Friday.

The names, to be submitted by the co-operative governance department, would cover all 278 municipalities in South Africa, AfriForum spokesperson Ivan Herselman said in a statement.

"In terms of legislation, officials who were found guilty of corruption, fraud, or financial crimes, may not work for a municipality for a period of 10 years," he said.

"The court order will enable us to find out who they are and if they work for municipalities. If they are still employed, we will have them removed from their posts."

The co-operative governance department was not available for comment.

AfriForum would compare the names to those of current employees at municipalities where AfriForum had branches to find out whether the same people were still employed.

AfriForum would also request updated lists in the future.

"We will be able to determine who had resigned before the disciplinary processes could be finalised, and then re-surfaced later on," said Herselman.

"We will watch these individuals and make sure they don't get the opportunity to carry on with their practices."

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