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auditorgeneralEWN reports that Parliament’s Standing Committee on the Auditor-General has condemned incidents of threats and intimidation against staff at the Auditor-General’s (AGSA’s) office in the strongest possible terms.  

These incidents occurred while the staff were executing their duties during recent months, and more specifically during the current audits of municipalities for the 2016-17 financial period.  The AG has shared with the committee the specific examples and audit sites where these threats have been prevalent.  The Committee said in a statement:  “As the Committee that has been charged by Parliament to, amongst other things, oversee and protect the reputation and functioning of the AGSA, we want to express our shock about these incidents.  The AGSA has a constitutional mandate to audit the accounts of government without fear, favour or prejudice, and to comment on the strength of government’s financial and performance management.  For that matter, the Constitution clearly prohibits any person or organ of state from interfering with the functioning of the Auditor-General or his office.”

  • Read a short report by Rahima Essop at EWN
  • See too, Auditor-General’s office staff intimidated in recent months, MPs told, at EWN
  • Read the Standing Committee’s press statement at Parliament online

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