Irregularities in acting allowances
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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 25 October 2013. 05h15. Several high ranking municipal officials of long standing had been receiving overpayments for acting in positions of more senior officials from time to time.
The officials received letters late last week demanding that they provide reasons why they should not be suspended. A source close to the events told O!O that the affected functionaries all approached their unions for assistance.
It is telling that staffers sufficiently senior and experienced to act in even more senior positions have little or no excuse for ignorance of the elementary applicable acting remuneration formulas.
Since as far back as the 2009/10 financial year the following officials, among others, have received overpayments now demanded back by the current financial management regime:
Llewellyn Coetzee – R405,043.72;
MJ Konnie – R18,350.61;
HD Visagie – R108,523.87;
Connie Greeff – R51,493.19;
Lesley Swanepoel – R11,381.59;
LB Booysen – R38,723.99.
With so much information leaked from officials in the finance department of the municipality, it is rather frightfully conspicuous and fundamentally revealing that this information of abuse had not reached the local media ravenous for municipal irregularity.
AfriForum; Die Waghond; ORPA; the Oudtshoorn Burgerlike Beweging…
Theuns Botha has not registered surprise and outrage.
Anton Bredell has not written.
Allan Winde has not whinged.
O!O can but speculate whether the political attunement of many of the involved officials may influence the silence.
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