Limpopo municipality manager allegedly suspended for taking on fraud

Limpopo municipality manager allegedly suspended for taking on fraud

- Corruption is one of Mzansi's biggest issues and it should be dealt with swiftly

- However, that is easier said than done if a recent report carries any truth to it

- The report indicates that the Greater Tzaneen Municipality in Limpopo suspended its municipal manager, Serapelo Matlala, for acting against tender fraud and corruption

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IOL News reports that Serapelo Matlala was suspended from his job as municipal manager of the Greater Tzaneen Municipality in Limpopo.

His suspension is allegedly credited to his no-nonsense stance against fraud and corruption.

In addition to standing up against corruption, Matlala also saved the municipality about R1.3 million when he cut the overtime budget down to R1.7 million from R3 million.

Sources have apparently revealed that shortly after ending 2 multi-million contracts, Matlala met his unfortunate fate.

The tenders were awarded to Tshiamiso Trading based in Burgersford, gathered, which is accused of inflating prices.

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One contract was for upgrading Codesa Street and should have cost just over R9.2 million but invoiced were given for R16.9 million.

The second contract was for the upgrade of Mulati road and should have resulted in costs of about R26.8 million but the company wanted R57.5 million.

The suspended manager has since turned to the Labour Court to have his suspension set aside and the matter will be heard on 28 November.

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