Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
4 minute read
6 Jan 2020
6:34 am

Ekurhuleni social worker fingered for millions in ‘fraudulent tenders’

Brian Sokutu

The flagging of Pauline Ngakane’s alleged gross misconduct is being scrutinised by the CSSP and could be up for a hearing later this month.

Pauline Ngakane. Picture: Springs Advertiser

In what is expected to bring into sharp focus the level of efficacy of the City of Ekurhuleni’s fraud and anticorruption systems, a department of health and social development senior staffer has been reported to the Council for Social Service Professions (CSSP) for unethical and corrupt behaviour involving millions in alleged fraudulent tenders. In papers lodged by whistleblower Ndzipo Kalipa to the CSSP and seen by The Citizen, Pauline Ngakane – a professional social worker said to be politically connected to Ekurhuleni bigwigs – has been reported for being “connected to corrupt service providers”. The flagging of Ngakane’s alleged gross...