Or rather, he tries to justify it
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Oudtshoorn. 4 February 2012. 11h00. Putco Mapitiza, the local Regional Secretary of the ANC, accused OO late last night of deceiving readers about ANC appointees, like Deon Lott.
Mapitiza wrote, “OO always like to manufacture lies with aim to vindicate professionals worked under ANC administration. Perhaps you deliberately do not mention the fact that the former CFO of Oudtshoorn under whose management Oudtshoorn Municipal Council had disclaimer reports by AG is now employed by Bitou Municipal Council. Bitou unqualified audit reports for four consecutive years when Mr Deon Lott was the CFO and Mendy Cornett as Budget officer. The ANC led government promotes principles of good governance which best practises is one of the founding principles. With the employment of Mr Deon Lott and Mandy Cornett Oudtshoorn Municipality will receive unqualified report. DA chooses to hire individuals who failed the municipality. Let’s wait and see if DA led coalition will keep up to the clean and good governance in Bitou with all its political deployees.” (sic)
I did react to Mapitiza, but I am still amazed at his ignorance!
He is obviously fully aware of the corruption and maladministration that has taken place during the tenure of Noël Pietersen.
He even admits the Pietersen fiasco which led to disclaimers while an ANC cadre, Tinus Matthysen, was deployed as Acting CFO – by the DA MP Jac Bekker, no less!
To set the record straight: The former CFO, appointed by the DA Council, had only 6 months to turn around the financial administration and succeded in achieving a qualified audit report, after the previous year’s disclaimer.
For Mapitiza’s information: “Disclaim” means the Auditor General doesn’t even want to express an opinion!
Keith Jordaan fixed the finances… What will Lott do?