Four directors and an MMC in the Democratic Alliance-run Midvaal Local Municipality have been suspected in the money fraud and corruption. They’ve been added to the list of officials who are allegedly involved in a cash-for-jobs scandal at the municipality.
Thus, deputy municipal manager Thom Peeters was placed on special leave and served with a notice of suspension. Peeters is expected to provide strong arguments to remain in his position.
As it has been revealed the email sent to Midvaal Mayor Bongani Baloyi about corruption at the municipality also implicated Corporate Services MMC Amelia Tsukudu.
As Baloyi says, Amelia Tsukudu was suspended on Tuesday morning:
“Upon reception of that, I wrote to MMC Amelia Tsukudu to inform her of the allegations I’ve received against her and asked her to respond. Last night, she sent me a letter offering to step aside, which I have accepted and I’ve put her on suspension. How you deal with senior management and politicians is very different. The route I took in dealing with a politician is to write to them about the allegations that are made.”