Parks board CEO was fired for wanting action on missing R40m, Mkwhebane finds

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Jan Gerber/News24
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Jan Gerber/News24

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that a North West state entity CEO was fired after he called for action on a report which implicated a former board member in a missing R40 million drama.

Mkhwebane released a report last week which found that the 13-year-old legal and due diligence report cost the former CEO of the North West Parks Board (NWPB), Mothobi Mothobi, his job.

She found that Mothobi was fired in retaliation by those at the helm within the NWPB after sealing a protected disclosure with the then MEC of rural, environment and agricultural development, Manketsi Tlhape, alerting her to the findings and recommendations of the report.

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