A former municipal director in North West was arrested on Monday in connection with allegations that she received salaries for two government jobs.
The former Moses Kotane Local Municipality director was arrested for the "alleged simultaneous occupation of two government posts without her employer's knowledge", according to North West Hawks spokesperson, Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso.
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"It is reported that in March 2022, the former director of Moses Kotane Local Municipality applied for special leave. Her annual leave was reportedly supposed to take effect two months later, and she was to return to work towards the end of June," said Rikhotso.
However, the woman did not return and reported sick.
"It later came to light that the suspect was also reportedly employed by another government department during the period that she had reported sick. She allegedly received a salary from the municipality during the said period. Meanwhile, the municipality appointed someone to act in that position during her absence," Rikhotso added.
The woman's alleged actions resulted in the loss of more than R1 million for the municipality.
She is expected to appear in the Mogwase Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.