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Greater Tzaneen municipality is corrupt - report

By unknown | Apr 16, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

Corruption has taken centre stage at the Greater Tzaneen municipality in Limpopo.

This was revealed in a report compiled by a provincial government technical task team that conducted investigations at the municipality earlier this year. The investigations were conducted between January 7 and 10.

According to the document, which Sowetan is in possession of, it was discovered that all Section 57 managers have not signed employment contracts since their contracts were renewed by the municipal council.

Their contracts needed to be urgently aligned with the provisions of Regulation 805, and all the managers' performance agreements needed to be signed in line with the legal framework. But this was not done, according to the task team.

The task team had also identified discrepancies in then data provided in the monthly financial reports tabled before council and for those reports submitted to the national treasury and the provincial treasury. It was also discovered that the auditor-general's audit report for 2006/7 had not been completed.

"The auditor-general has disclaimed the audit opinion for 2004/5 and 2005/6 financial years," read the report in part.

The report also shows that the municipality's budget was not credible because revenue projections were higher than the actual revenue collection and the municipality had no working capital.

"The municipality did not budget for cost implications of the R22million overdraft in the 2007/8 financial year," the report read.

Municipal spokesman Solly Mokhashoa did not respond while municipal manager Mabakane Mangena did not return messages left on his phone.


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