Traffic boss blamed for loss of damning eNatis report

Waghied Misbach

Waghied Misbach

The auditor-general, Terence Nombembe, has laid the blame for the disappearance of a report on the eNatis computerised national transport system, which warned of problems with the system, on Thabo Tsholetsane, the head of the road traffic management corporation.

Repeated attempts by Sowetan yesterday to contact Tsholetsane were unsuccessful.

Tsholetsane told Sowetan he had not received the report and said there would be a probe to find out what had happened to it.

Transport Minister Jeff Radebe's spokesman, Collen Msibi, said yesterday that the minister wanted evidence of what had happened between the auditor- general's office and Tsholetsane's office before taking action.

"There should be a paper trail, but I don't know if it exists," he said.

Nombembe said yesterday that the draft report, Systems Development Life Cycle, had been sent to Tsholetsane on December 22. Nombembe had asked Tsholetsane to reply by February.

Nombembe's spokesman, Africa Boso, said that when Tsholetsane did not reply, the auditor-general considered the report "as accepted".

But Nombembe gave Tsholetsane a second chance to reply by writing to him on February 2, giving him a March 31 deadline.

But there was still no response.