The Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality is expected to take decision to suspend Municipal Manager Nonto Patience Busane and CFO Frank Maredi at a special council sitting to be held this week.This was revealed during Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha’s statement on Wednesday morning of 07 November 2018.
He said the provincial Government is and will always be committed in the fight against corruption whenever and wherever it is found. “The Provincial Government has taken the necessary steps to take action against those who have not complied with the necessary prescripts of the law.
Even before the ‘Great Bank Heist’ report by Advocate Terry Motau, the Provincial Government had initiated a Forensic Report through its Treasury Department. The final report should be available at the end of this month and will give us necessary direction with regard to further steps on this Venda Building Society (VBS), saga.”
He said his province has decided that remedial actions be taken against officials who may have acted outside the bounds and powers of the laws including the Municipal Finance Management Act and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) Forensic report.
He said so far remedial actions taken include; suspension of Vhembe District Municipality——–Municipal Manager Mr Reuben Rambado and CFO Mr Muchave . He said they also have intention to suspended other Municipal Managers and CFOs involved
He added that the MECs for CoGHTSTA and Limpopo Treasury are finalising a comprehensive Infrastructure Review to be presented in the coming EXCO meeting.
“We will ensure that basic service provision continues unabated at local level. Recovery plans are being developed and implemented to ensure services are not compromised.
“I have also instructed the MEC for Coghsta, Mr Jerry Ndou to present in the next EXCO, Municipalities that should be put under administration because of their inability to provide necessary services.”
Eight municipalities in the province collectively deposited R1.2 billion with VBS Bank illegally, leading to several municipalities struggling to pay salaries and failing to deliver services.