By Ramotswedi Rammutla July 4, 2020
Mahikeng: The EFF in Ngaka Modiri Molema Region has called for implementation of the Public Protector’s remedial actions. This follows investigated allegations of maladministration, corruption, nepotism, fruitless and wasteful expenditure and purging of staff by former Municipal Manager of the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality Mokgele Mojaki.
“As per the recommendations of the Public Protector amongst others the Speaker of the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality was instructed to institute civil proceedings against Mr. Mojaki for the recovery of all moneys lost by the Municipality as a result of his ineptitude and abuse of authority in respect of his conduct on non-disclosure of his relationship and subsequent awards of a property valuation contract to Bokone Bophirima Properties and the E-markets contract for branding 35 municipal vehicles, Take urgent steps to investigate and review employment contracts of staff members appointed by Mojaki and take urgent steps to recover 185% rapid escalation in salaries increase within a period of 12 months authorised by Mojaki” said the statement.
The EFF further wants clarity on the implementation of the suggested remedial actions “The remedial actions have not been set aside by any court of law and the Municipality has also not complied with them, furthermore the council resolved that the Speaker must submit to the Public Protector an implementation plan in respect of the remedial actions within 30 days and also submit a progress report within 90 days which the Speaker equally chose to ignore and throw in the dustbin” added the statement.
The EFF intends to take the municipality to court over the non compliance; we “will approach a court of law to enforce the Municipality to fully comply with the Remedial Actions of the Public Protector and failure to do so to apply consequences management to the Municipality. The EFF will ensure that no individual nor institution disrespect any Chapter 9 institution under our watch by not implementing its Remedial Actions that are binding” concluded the statement.