Cederberg Municipality mum on AG's report

Cederberg officials have refused to comment on whether or not they've received a financial report.

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman says he has been worried about the Cederberg Municipality for some time. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - The Cederberg Local Municipality has this weekend refused to comment on whether or not it received the auditor general's report on its finances.

The municipality, situated on the West Coast, is being investigated by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, following allegations of corruption, fraud and nepotism, Eyewitness News learnt.

The under spending of the municipality's budget and the awarding of tenders has also come under scrutiny.

The ANC-led municipality includes towns Clanwilliam and Citrusdal.

Senior officials in the Cederberg Municipality have either been unavailable or are not willing to comment on the looming release AG Terence Nombembe's report.

The Western Cape government and finance MECs have yet to receive a copy of the report, which was promised to be in their hands by Friday.

The ANC has also been waiting with bated breathe.

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman this week said he had been worried about the municipality for some time.

Meanwhile, the Local Government Association has welcomed Madonsela's probe, which is looking into one of two complaints.