Explosive report exposes corruption, incompetence – and bad taste – in refurbishment of capital’s municipal HQ.
An explosive report fingering former Tshwane mayor Sputla Ramokgopa’s Chief of Staff for fraud and corruption was shelved a year ago by the city’s previous municipal manager, Jason Ngobeni. Ngobeni resigned when the DA took over the administration of the capital after the August local government elections.
The forensic report is one of several that have been retrieved from oblivion by the DA administration. Compiled by Fundudzi Forensic Services, the 247-page document recommended that criminal charges be laid against Ernest Shozi and other high-ranking former officials, as well as the companies they appointed to refurbish the mayor’s official residence and the Pretoria City Hall. The then ANC-controlled council ignored the recommendation.