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auditorgeneralThe Mercury reports that the acting chief financial officer (CFO) of the Mooi Mpofana Municipality in Mooi River has been placed on special leave following an allegation that she had tried to bribe a staff member from the Office of the Auditor-General (A-G).  

The woman was placed on special leave about a month ago by Co- operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka after A-G Kimi Makwetu raised the matter with him.  Last week Makwetu briefed MPs on incidents of intimidation and inappropriate behaviour directed at his staff in the course of doing their work of auditing municipalities and government entities.  KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga have emerged as hot spots for threats, intimidation and bribery directed at his staff and office.  He called for people identified as being behind the threats and intimidation of auditors to be brought before the national legislature to account for their actions.  Makwetu cited Mpofana Municipality and the uMfolozi Municipality on the North Coast as being the two municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal where there had been incidents.  In the uMfolozi Municipality incident, it was alleged that one of the municipal officials had made xenophobic remarks towards an A-G staff member.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Thami Magubane at The Mercury

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