10 Oudtshoorn Municipality officials could face criminal charges

Investigators identified 132 instances where officials contravened regulations.

Oudtshoorn sign. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - At least 10 Oudtshoorn Municipality officials could be facing criminal charges after a probe into alleged mismanagement found evidence of corruption and fraud.

Local Government MEC Anton Bredell launched the investigation last year.

Investigators identified 132 instances where officials contravened regulations.

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

Bredell will now appoint a task team that will determine how to approach criminal matters.

Bredell's spokesperson James Styan said, "What the task team will do is they will analyse and assess the report, run through all evidence that has been gathered and then they will just advise the minister as for the way forward."

Styan said the administrator in Oudtshoorn has already started the disciplinary process against a list of officials who have been implicated for lesser transgressions.