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Oudtshoorn Municipality's Francois Human resigns

This comes less than a week after a forensic investigation identified corruption at the municipality.

Oudtshoorn Municipality logo. Picture: Facebook.
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CAPE TOWN - Oudtshoorn Municipality's former acting chief financial officer, Francois Human, has resigned with immediate effect.

Human, who was the municipality’s director of corporate services, stepped down yesterday.

This comes less than a week after Local Government MEC Anton Bredell announced that a forensic investigation identified corruption and fraud at the troubled municipality.

Human was among several senior officials whose computers were seized during the forensic investigation.

Municipal spokesperson Ntobeko Mangqwengqwe says Human did not give a reason for his resignation.

“At this stage, we don’t have any indication that his resignation relates to the release of the report. We are aware that the investigation has found 132 contraventions mostly pertaining to the Municipal Finance Management Act.”

Last week, it emerged that 10 officials at the municipality may face criminal charges following the investigation.

Bredell launched the investigation last year. 

Forensic investigators discovered two cases of corruption and eight of fraud, in which officials allegedly falsified documents.

A task team has been appointed and will determine how to approach criminal matters.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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