Fraud, corruption uncovered in Oudtshoorn municipality probe - Bredell

2016-03-04 20:00
MEC Anton Bredell with the final report on Oudtshoorn municipality. (Picture: Western Cape department of local government)

MEC Anton Bredell with the final report on Oudtshoorn municipality. (Picture: Western Cape department of local government)

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Cape Town – A forensic investigation into the Oudtshoorn municipality has uncovered 132 contraventions, including fraud and corruption, the Western Cape local government, environmental affairs and development planning department said on Friday.

"Included in these contraventions are two cases of corruption and eight cases of fraud, including evidence of falsification of documents in some instances," said James Styan, spokesperson for departmental MEC Anton Bredell.

The contraventions mostly pertained to the Municipal Finance Management Act, as well as municipal policies and legislation.

Bredell was handed the final report, consisting of eight lever arch files, after the investigation was launched last year.

The municipality was placed under administration in July 2015.

Styan said Bredell would appoint a task team to assess the report and advise on the procedures to follow, especially relating to criminal proceedings.

"The report also calls for disciplinary action against individuals. This process has already been initiated. This matter will be followed through to the end. The people of Oudtshoorn deserve no less."

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