Supra Mahumapelo failed to set a good governance or accountability example - AG

Supra Mahumapelo failed to set a good governance or accountability example - AG

- The Auditor-General (AG) found that Supra Mahumapelo’s office failed to set an example of good governance and accountability

- The AG also noted that in his time as North West premier Mahumapelo’s office actually increased irregular spending

- Officials from the AG’s office briefed Parliament on the state of provincial departments which were placed under the control of the national government

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The Auditor-General (AG) gave a damning report of how Supra Mahumapelo governed the North West Province during his time as premier.

The AG found that Mahumapelo’s office not only failed to set an example of good governance and accountability for other departments to follow but was also responsible for a rise in irregular spending.

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While Mahumapelo can’t be blamed for all the ills in the provincial government of the North West, he did oversee a continual worsening of audit results and seemed to ignore recommendations made by auditors.

Briefly.co.za gathered that officials from the AG’s office said it seemed as if the majority of the recommendations made by auditors were deliberately ignored. Success Marota from the AG said this was particularly true with regards to irregular spending in the province.

Marota said the North West currently had an unresolved irregular expenditure bill totalling a staggering R15.3 billion.

EWN.co.za reported that Marota and other officials from the AG’s office made the comments in Parliament earlier. They were briefing the National Council of Provinces ad hoc committee which is monitoring the state of provincial departments which have been placed under the control of the national government.

Marota said: “In most instances, we found it was basically a deliberate disregard of compliances and laws required to be attended to in terms of the supply chain, specifically.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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