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joburgcityTimeslive reports that the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Development Planning has suspended three officials for alleged maladministration.  

The city said this was pending further investigation for refusal to co-operate with the city’s Group Risk and Assurance Services (GRAS) as part of the audits being conducted following the storms which ravaged parts of the city on 30 December last year.  More than 3‚000 houses were damaged in the storms‚ which left two people dead.  Following the storms‚ Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba committed to launching an investigation to determine whether construction at the worst affected homes was up to the appropriate standard.  He said on Wednesday:  “Unfortunately‚ a few seemingly corrupt officials from the Department in Region D were refusing to provide the necessary files with information about damaged houses to the auditors.  They were subsequently suspended.”  He added that a preliminary report indicated that irregular building approvals‚ missing files for various developments‚ a complete breakdown of governance processes and maladministration took place while the suspended officials were in office.

  • Read this report in full at Timeslive
  • See too, City of Joburg suspends three development planning employees, at The Citizen

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