Auditor General interviews concluded

Deputy Auditor General Kimi Makwetu is seen as a frontrunner for the position.

FILE: Auditor-General Terence Nombembe. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

CAPE TOWN - Interviews for a new auditor general have been concluded in Parliament, Cape Town.

All six candidates were put through their paces by a special parliamentary committee on Wednesday.

Deputy Auditor General Kimi Makwetu is seen as a frontrunner for the position.

He was asked about the office and its relationship with Parliament.

"There's a direct relationship between the audit office and Parliament, purely because Parliament is the institution that makes the laws, as well as the institution that sees to it that the laws that are made are complied with."

Auditor General Terence Nombembe's term expires at the end of November.

The committee has to report back to the National Assembly by 20 September.