Alex Japho Matlala
2 minute read
13 Jul 2020
5:35 am

Over R19 million ‘disappeared’ from municipality in less than two years

Alex Japho Matlala

About R26 million was intercepted minutes before being paid to a string of service providers contracted by the municipality, two days after they had been appointed and without the jobs being done.

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Police in Limpopo are investigating allegations of fraud and corruption in the Sekhukhune district municipality after the disappearance of R19.6 million over less than two years. In October 2018, about R5.4 million disappeared without a trace from municipal accounts. The money was allegedly paid into the accounts of several service providers. This was followed by the R2.2 million in February 2019, which was allegedly paid double to a service provider who had been contracted by the municipality. Another R12 million was also found to have been paid into other wrong accounts by municipal officials. About R26 million was intercepted minutes...