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EmfuleniThe Citizen reports that an interim forensic investigation report into massive tender irregularities in the Emfuleni local municipality in the Vaal has blown the lid on the extent of looting.  

The progress report, by forensic investigation and risk management firm Comperio, has fingered at least 31 senior managers in tender irregularities running into more than R1 billion in 15 red-flagged tenders.  The latest irregular expenditure noted in the report, sent to the Emfuleni chief financial officer, Andile Dyakala, more than a week ago, relates to the extension of a security tender without due process having been followed, which allegedly ended up costing the battling municipality more than R108.9 million.  However, said Dyakala, the report seen by The Citizen had since materially changed.  He gave no indication as to when the final report would be released, or how the reports differed, citing “confidentiality”, but not saying why.  The “draft” forensic investigation report indicated that, based on the invoice analysis, it appeared as if the security company inflated and duplicated invoices.  Among the bizarre contracts is a fleet tender that continued running though it had not been renewed, with the municipality allegedly paying more than R45.3 million to a car dealership.

  • Read the full original of the above report by Sipho Mabena on page 2 of The Citizen of 12 August 2019


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