Sedibeng councillors implicated in corruption will pay: Maile

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JOHANNESBURG - Co-operative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile said the Sedibeng municipal council and mayor will have to pay for money lost to corruption.

An independent probe found evidence of rampant corruption and maladministration linked to its late municipal manager Stanley Khanyile.

Khanyile was arrested earlier this year in connection with alleged tender fraud valued at R29-million.

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He was arrested with two others and charged with fraud and contravening the Public Finance Management Act.

At the time of his death, Khanyile was out on R50,000 bail.

Maile said Sedibeng will be placed under partial administration.

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He said councillors implicated in misconduct will be held personally liable for their roles in cases of wasteful, fruitless and irregular expenditure.

The report into the municipal misconduct found that the executive mayor Busisiwe Modisakeng failed to exercise political and governance oversight over the municipality and Municipal Manager, to discipline and hold him accountable.

They also found the city council incapable of performing its executive obligations and said it has failed to safeguard finances and institutional integrity of the municipality.


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