The office of the Public Protector has launched an investigation into allegations of irregularities in filling of senior management positions at the Mogalakwena Local Municipality in Limpopo.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane received an anonymous complaint about irregularities in the filling of vacancies.
Mkhwebane’s spokesperson Oupa Segalwe says: “The Public Protector is investigating improper conduct at the Mogalakwena Local Municipality in Limpopo.”
“The matter has to do with allegations of irregularities in the appointment of senior staff members. Depending on the outcome of the Public Protector’s investigation, we will be able to come up with a remedy that will take everything back to where it is supposed to be.”
Meanwhile, the Mogalakwena Municipality says all the documents requested by the Public Protector have been submitted.
Manager for Corporate Services in the municipality, Mavis Matlala, says the appointment in question was done appropriately.
She says: “We were given a deadline for January 31, 2019 to respond and we responded appropriately to the office of the Public Protector. We have sent all the documentation that the Public Protector requested from the municipality and we are currently awaiting a response from them on their findings.”
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