The 2017/18 report, which was compiled by forensic company Comperio Consulting, highlights areas of weakness leading to the loss of R872 million in unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure within the embattled municipality that is currently under administration. The money was spent on irregular contracts, including lease and security contracts.
Tsokodibane, who addressed the media at the municipality’s offices on Thursday, said the forensic report was presented in a council meeting sitting for finalisation last week.
“The report came and there were recommendations. One of the recommendations made is that those who are implicated will be referred to the disciplinary board so that they can be suspended, expelled or open a criminal case against them,” said Tsokodibane.
Emfuleni is among the worst-performing municipalities in the country and has been in the spotlight for deteriorating service delivery and alleged corruption.