Oudtshoorn municipal manager faces the axe over fraud allegations

A recent forensic report shows that officials contravened municipal regulations on more than 130 occasions.

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CAPE TOWN - Former Oudtshoorn municipal manager Ronnie Lottering could be fired for allegedly flouting municipal regulations.

Lottering, who now serves as the town's director for community services, was suspended by the municipality in March.

A recent forensic report shows that officials contravened municipal regulations on more than 130 occasions.

It also identified eight cases of alleged fraud and two of corruption, but the town's management has refused to be drawn on whether action against Lottering is linked to the report.

Municipal spokesperson Ntobeko Mangqwengwe says, "We wouldn't like to comment on that at this stage - since this is a confidential labour relations matter that is sub judice at the moment. As soon as we have information that is publicly available, we will certainly share that."

Lottering reportedly faces 16 charges.