DA lays charges against Richmond municipality managers

Democratic Alliance media statement by Goodman Madonda, Cllr 

DA KZN Spokesperson on  Quality of Life

 

DA lays charges against Richmond municipality managers

 

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Richmond Municipality has today laid charges of fraud against the Municipality’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Sanjay Mewelall, Finance Manager Halima Osman and the suspended Senior Manager for Technical Services, Sizable Mkhize.  The DA will also be writing to CoGTA MEC, Nomusa Dube-KaNcube, calling for an investigation into allegations of maladministration and corruption in Richmond Municipality.

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On the 25th of April 2017, a company called Emkhomazi Electrification Project was awarded a project to the value of R272 317.50. However, CFO Sanjay Mewelall instructed Finance Manager Halima Osman to pay the company R1 million.

The DA also learnt that one of the signatories on the invoice for this payment was an official who was, and still is on suspension, Senior Manager for Technical Services Siza Mkhize.

The documentation that the DA has in its possession is proof enough of the suspicious and illegal movement of public funds.

Maladministration and fraudulent activities have reached a boiling point. The DA believes that any officials who are guilty of fraud and maladministration must face the full might of the law

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