Umdoni officials yet to be disciplined for corruption

Reports by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, the provincial Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) and the municipal public accounts committee implicated several senior officials, including former municipal manager Xolani Luthuli.

The reports followed investigations into several projects deemed problematic by the council. They included loss of funds at the motor licensing department, irregular awarding of capital projects, a rehabilitation project in Scottburgh’s CBD and a contract involving the Humberdale landfill site.

The AG report found some multi- million rand contracts were inflated and money unaccounted for. It recommended disciplinary action be instituted against several senior officials including Luthuli, but sources in the council said no action was taken....

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