Sipho Mabena
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5 Aug 2020
5:00 am

R670m irregular expenditure uncovered at Emfuleni municipality

Sipho Mabena

The probe uncovered a seemingly systematic processing of duplicate payments, fraudulent transactions pertaining to the transfer of contracts, as well as overcharging on agreed monthly fees.

Emfuleni Local Municipality building. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The manager of the ransacked Emfuleni municipality, Lucky Leseane, has been accused of hindering the process of dealing with those implicated in irregular expenditure of more than R670 million and the recovery of over R106 million. Elsje Oosthuizen, chief executive officer of Comperio Consulting, a forensic investigation firm appointed in November 2018 to probe irregular expenditure, has written to Leseane highlighting the impact of his alleged lack of cooperation in its work. “Progress is hampered due to the lack of support from your office having a negative effect on the criminal, disciplinary and recovery process. We hereby request you to...