Failure to punish culprits slated

NELSON Mandela Bay bosses were grilled by MPLs yesterday on their perceived reluctance to act against officials guilty of wrongdoing.

The local government portfolio oversight committee spent hours at the Port Elizabeth City Hall with city bosses, including mayor Ben Fihla, his deputy Chippa Ngcolomba and speaker Maria Hermans, interrogating them on why they had failed to act against those who had done wrong. This comes after the metro received two qualified opinions in the last financial years from the auditor-general. After the meeting, provincial portfolio committee chairman Xolile Nqatha said Bhisho was concerned about the two consecutive qualified audits.

“We’re deeply concerned that there is a reluctance to act on the findings of the auditor-general around areas of supply chain and other areas. – Mkhululi Ndamase

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