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parliamentNews24 reports that Parliament's presiding officers have once again expressed concern over reports of threats levelled at audit managers of the Auditor-General's (AG’s) office working in the Emfuleni, Tshwane, Madibeng and Moretele municipalities.  

"The presiding officers find such threats completely unacceptable and extremely worrisome as the office of the Auditor-General is mandated to ensure good governance," parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said.  Mothapo noted that the latest threats came only a few months after similar threats were levelled against other audit teams at work in eThekweni and Msunduzi, KwaZulu-Natal in May.  Earlier this month, an employee of the AG’s office was shot and wounded while staying over at a guesthouse in Vanderbijlpark.  Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, described the threats as an attempt to undermine the Chapter 9 institution's constitutional powers and a threat to accountability.  She said it was Parliament's mandate to protect and assist Chapter 9 institutions to ensure their independence, impartiality, dignity and effectiveness and, as such, called on the police “to resume in earnest with investigations on these latest threats against the Office of the Auditor-General."

  • Read this report by Sesona Ngqakamba in full at News24

Read Parliament’s press statement in this regard at Parliament News

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