During yesterday's council meeting, the FF Plus strongly opposed the appointment of Ms Fikile Mudau as a member of the internal financial audit committee of the Maruleng Local Municipality (Hoedspruit).
Mudau, who previously served as the chief financial officer of the Polokwane Local Municipality, was sent away with a golden handshake in 2016 after disciplinary steps had been instituted against her.
According to the Polokwane Municipality, she failed to:
• Ensure that the correct procurement processes were followed.
• Act within the scope and mandate of the tender evaluation committee.
• Obtain permission from the council to attend audit committee meetings of the Mopani District Municipality and Makhado Municipality.
• Lawfully appoint service providers.
According to Polokwane, her conduct amounted to gross dishonesty and misconduct.
Her appointment as a member of Maruleng's audit committee is nothing but blatant cadre deployment, and a reward for her destructive acts in Polokwane.
The ANC-controlled Maruleng demonstrated, by supporting her appointment, that it has no regard for the Municipality's residents, but puts its own cadres and friends' interests first.
Hoedspruit deserves better than the ANC.