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joburgcityThe Star reports that an executive director pocketed over R1.3 million in a suspected double salary payment scandal from the City of Johannesburg and the City of Tshwane for four months following an alleged “fraudulent and improper” appointment.  

Internal documents - including pay slips - from both Joburg and Tshwane show that Cynthia Ramulifho, Joburg’s executive director of group corporate and shared services, received a total salary of R669,000 from Tshwane for four months after beginning her Joburg post in November last year.  Ramulifho is said to have not terminated her contract with Tshwane - where she was also an executive director - when she was appointed into her new position, an act which the City of Joburg, in an internal document, alleges was “fraudulent and improper”.  The City of Joburg is investigating the matter.  There has, however, been an uproar from senior Democratic Alliance (DA) leaders in Joburg who questioned “the shambles” involving Ramulifho’s appointment.  A senior source said an entry-level salary in Joburg for Ramulifho’s position was R183,000 a month and commented:  “This means that in the four months Cynthia has worked for us, she has received over R730,000.  Combined with the money she received from the City of Tshwane, the total amounted to more than R1.3m.  On Wednesday, Ramulifho was adamant that all the allegations against her would be cleared by the investigation.

  • Read the full original of Khaya Koko’s report on this story at The Star

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