Cape Town - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption and money laundering against a DA politician in George.
This comes after leader of the Good party Patricia de Lille handed a dossier to the protector’s office in Cape Town in April, alleging a VBS-style investment scandal in George municipality’s funds and kick-backs.
A forensic investigation by a firm of attorneys pointed to irregular transfer of more than R350 million by the municipality to Old Mutual since 2017.
The public protector’s spokesperson, Oupa Segwale, confirmed a preliminary investigation was under way. “We requested a response and documentation from respondents.”
The office was still waiting to be furnished with the information.