ANC Mismanagement in Potch: Probe

LazyLion

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A forensic investigation has found large-scale mismanagement by the ANC, it was reported on Monday.

The probe was ordered by Democratic Alliance councillor Annette Combrinck, during her brief tenure as mayor of Potchefstroom's Tlokwe City Council, Beeld reported on Monday.

It recommended that serving mayor Maphetle Maphetle and other officials should be criminally prosecuted for unlawful payments in which the Aardklop arts festival was unwittingly involved.

According to the newspaper, the probe dealt mainly with allegations contained in a motion of no confidence passed by African National Congress councillors in November, and which resulted in Combrinck's election as mayor.

The ANC has since used its majority vote to oust Combrinck and re-elect Maphetle as mayor.

Beeld reported that the Pretoria-based company Nexus Forensic Services investigated six issues, but was unable to investigate nine others, including an allegedly unauthorised visit to Israel by Maphetle, and accusations of unauthorised appointments and illegal evictions of the poor.

The probe found that Maphetle could not be held personally liable for the purchase of his Mercedes-Benz E 350 at a cost of R736,000, but that the purchase was wrongful and that the official concerned should be held responsible.

It held that Maphetle and several officials should be criminally prosecuted with respect to the channelling of R300,000 of the city's poverty relief fund through Aardklop to a third party for a jazz festival for which the artists were allegedly not paid.

No action against Maphetle was recommended regarding irregularities in the use of the farm Rietfontein for proposed municipal housing, but investigators found that a number of officials had acted illegally,

According to Beeld, neither Maphetle nor city council spokesman Willie Maphosa responded to its queries.


Source : Sapa /pk/gq/clh
Date : 06 May 2013 08:29
 

Hemi300c

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The same goes for every other cANCer held municipality so no ground breaking news for me.
 

shogun

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I love this. Corruption for years, then a brief stint by a DA member and everything is uncovered. This should be the first thing any DA member does when taking over in an ANC area... uncover the extent of corruption. I'm pretty sure by the looks of things that this is their approach tho.

Good job.
 

Cius

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Days like this I wish that the main character from Arrow lived in SA.

"You have failed this country". Arrow to the gut!
 

grok

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You know what would be news? If they didn't steal anything for a change .. :mad:
 

flarkit

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You know what would be news? If they didn't steal anything for a change .. :mad:

Or, if effective steps were taken to boot the crook. If the ANC owned up and kicked out just half of the officials robbing the govt coffers, we could put thousands through school and open up employment opportunities.
 
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