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hawksThe Citizen writes that the Hawks are circling over top officials in the Emfuleni local municipality in an alleged multimillion-rand fraud and corruption scandal that has rocked the embattled municipality in Gauteng.  

The elite crime-busting unit has apparently written to executive mayor, Jacob Khawe, requesting the personal particulars of at least five senior officials in connection with R872-million that is missing.  The municipality‚Äôs spokesperson, Lebo Mofokeng, confirmed that the Hawks were investigating a case opened by municipal manager, Dithabe Nkoane.  She indicated that the case was as a result of the unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure report tabled in council by Khawe in October.  The uncovered graft was for the period 1 July 2017 until 30 June 2018 and prior.  Comperio, a forensic investigation firm probing financial irregularities in connection with the missing millions, has requested that more than R56-million in outstanding payments to 11 service providers not be paid until the forensic investigation has been completed.

  • In the above regard, read the full original report by Sipho Mabena at The Citizen

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