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Corruption allegations within the Endumeni (Dundee) Municipality are set to be investigated.
This follows the KwaZulu-Natal Portfolio Committee from Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) learning of an incident while holding public hearings in the area.
According to the claims, a municipal official diverted funds, totalling R150 000 from local consumers to a personal bank account.
The committee’s chairperson, Zinhle Cele, explained that according to the Auditor General’s Report, the criminal investigations and internal disciplinary proceedings are currently in progress.
Adding to this, Cele highlighted that the COGTA Portfolio Committee also noted the report tabled by the Auditor General of South Africa before the Portfolio Committee, which indicated that three fraud cases were reported to the South African Police Service concerning the Endumeni Local Municipality.
These cases relate to allegations of fraudulent expense claims and fraudulent qualifications.
With this said, Cele further pointed out that the portfolio committee has ordered Endumeni Municipality leadership to submit a report on the findings made by the AG on the council.
With the committee undertaking a resolution to not only monitor the matter, but also to contact the Community and Safety and Liaison Portfolio Committee within KZN Legislature to look into these cases, what are your thoughts on the above-mentioned? Share your views in the comment section below.