Cape Town - A complainant has asked for a review of a decision by Public Protector (PP) Busisiwe Mkhwebane with regard to an investigation into allegations of mismanagement and nepotism at one of the City of Cape Town’s departments.
Mkhwebane’s office was asked in 2017 to investigate complaints of alleged maladministration, wasteful, fruitless and irregular expenditure related to the contract between the City and asset management company Pragma, which, initially valued at R12million excluding VAT, quickly ran to over R100m.
The appointment of the consulting company for water-related infrastructure maintenance work was also questioned as the department had, according to the complainant, suitably qualified employees.
However, the PP said that she planned to exercise her “discretion on the resolution of complaints” and close the matter as she was satisfied that the issues raised by the complainant had been thoroughly dealt with by an internal forensic investigation that was conducted by the City’s forensic services department (FSD).
A spokesperson for the PP, Oupa Segwale said: “She was favoured with a copy of the FSD’s report. She gets progress reports on implementation of the FSDs”.