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Mpumalanga Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Busi Shiba appointed AFIS last year to investigate allegations of maladministration, fraud, corruption and any other malpractice in the municipality. Photo: Bulelwa Ginindza
Mpumalanga Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Busi Shiba appointed AFIS last year to investigate allegations of maladministration, fraud, corruption and any other malpractice in the municipality. Photo: Bulelwa Ginindza

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A councillor in Mpumalanga’s Emalahleni Local Municipality allegedly carried invoices of a company owned by a politically connected businessperson and bulldozed officials to speed up payments to it.

A forensic report by Analytical Forensic Investigation Services (AFIS) also revealed that the company – Krieck Business Enterprise (KBE), owned by businessperson Strike Chili – inflated prices, failed to deliver on projects it was awarded (forcing the municipality to cancel the contracts), and also failed to pay its employees and subcontractors.

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