Ngqushwa Local Municipality has welcomed the arrest of a senior official by the Special Crimes Unit (HAWKS) on October 1. The reported arrest of the former Municipal Manager (MM) and the then Acting Chief Finance Officer (ACFO) who was also the Chief Accountant of the municipality by then.
The reported eminent arrests are as result of fraudulent activities which happened in December 2019 during their time while they were still working for the municipality.
The municipality has commit itself to continue working hand in hand with the investigating officers. Actions like these shall give a sign to all municipal officials that crime does not pay and shall further assist the municipality in its programme of fighting and combating fraudulent activities.