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kznlogo thumb100 ANA reports that the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) on Wednesday emphasised government's commitment to ensuring a safe and secure environment for the Auditor-General's work.  

This came after alleged threats were made against auditors by unknown individuals at eThekwini municipality in recent days.  "We wish to state categorically that no threats by anyone bent on undermining our democratic institutions will be tolerated by any municipality in KZN.  We assure the Auditor-General's office that its teams are free to perform their duties in all municipalities in the province without fear or favour," KZN member of the executive council (MEC) for Cogta Nomusa Dube-Ncube said.  The alleged threats led to the temporary withdrawal of the Auditor-General's staff in the eThekwini municipality.  The eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has since pledged to increase security for auditors in her municipality.  "We would like to assure all South Africans that no municipality in this province will tolerate any form of interference or threats of violence against any official from any institutions tasked with an oversight mandate,” said Dube-Ncube.

  • Read this report by Thembelihle Mkhonza in full at IOL News
  • Read too, Tight security for A-G officials, on page 4 of The Star of 31 May 2018

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