'WE WILL ACT WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR', MAYOR OF JOHANNESBURG PROMISES ACTION ON PPE CORRUPTION | AfriTV Online

Johannesburg mayor Geoffrey Makhubo has issued a stern warning to those implicated in the fraud and corruption involving personal protective equipment (PPE), saying action will be taken. He expressed the sentiments on Thursday as he vowed to publicise ...

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'WE WILL ACT WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR', MAYOR OF JOHANNESBURG PROMISES ACTION ON PPE CORRUPTION

Published by: A. Odean
10/09/2020 03:43 PM
The executive mayor of Johannesburg Geoffrey Makhubo has issued a stern warning to those implicated in the fraud and corruption regarding PPE in the city.
The executive mayor of Johannesburg Geoffrey Makhubo has issued a stern warning to those implicated in the fraud and corruption regarding PPE in the city.

Johannesburg mayor Geoffrey Makhubo has issued a stern warning to those implicated in the fraud and corruption involving personal protective equipment (PPE), saying action will be taken. He expressed the sentiments on Thursday as he vowed to publicise the outcome of an internal audit report on Covid-19 procurement as soon as it is made available.



 

 

 

Where there is evidence of wrongdoing, we will act - and do so relentlessly. We will display a shift from what the auditor-general termed a ‘lack of consequence management’ by the previous administration. The fraud and corruption alleged in the procurement of PPE must be vigorously condemned and our actions will be without fear or favour to those fingered,” said Makhubo.

 

 

He welcomed a decision by the city to call for a date on which the report would be tabled and considered. “As we stated before, the mayoral committee has received a presentation on the draft report and has given the administration a deadline of Thursday October 8 to respond to the issues raised and for the internal audit to resubmit a final report,” he said.



 

 

 

 

He said this was in terms of the internal audit standards, which require that those implicated in preliminary findings be afforded an opportunity to respond to the findings before an outcome is made and released. Makhubo reaffirmed that the intention of his office was to provide a copy of the final report to council, accompanied by a plan of action on its recommendations once finalised.

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