MEDIA STATEMENT BY OVERSTRAND EXECUTIVE MAYOR, DR ANNELIE RABIE, REGARDING ALLEGED MISUSE OF COUNCIL RESOURCES
The Municipal Manager (MM) has made me aware of the current internal audit investigation into alleged misuse of council resources. This relates to possible fraudulent transactions with the official fuel and maintenance cards of the Overstrand fleet.
The MM and I will formally report the matter to the SAPS today, 13 December 2022, in terms of the Municipal Finance Management legislation.
In the meantime, stringent controls have been put in place to mitigate any further misuse.
The internal investigation is still ongoing, and the possibility of further forensic investigations is not excluded.
The public can be assured that all effort will be employed to ensure that all the alleged culprits will either be disciplined or prosecuted.