Alex Matlala
2 minute read
15 Jul 2020
4:36 am

MEC cracks down on officials implicated in R19.6m theft

Alex Matlala

Municipal spokesperson Moloko Moloto said police indicated yesterday arrests were imminent.

Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha, centre, with newly appointed MECs, Thandi Moraka, left, and Basikopo Makamu, July 2018. Picture supplied by Limpopo ANC

Limpopo’s MEC for cooperative governance, human settlement and traditional affairs Basikopo Makamu has instructed the Sekhukhune district municipality to urgently apply consequence management against officials implicated in the recent theft of R19.6 million and related fraud and corruption. Makamu said his department was alarmed by the recent spate of theft of funds within the municipality. “We are concerned that the escalation of theft of municipal funds in this institution has now reached boiling point and has to stop, not next week or next year, but today,” Makamu said. “This is not a war, all we want is how much was...