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Mediclinic News : AFRIFORUM LAYS CORRUPTION CHARGE AGAINST EX-HEALTH HOD

Title

AFRIFORUM LAYS CORRUPTION CHARGE AGAINST EX-HEALTH HOD

Date

2019-11-21

Link

http://www.observer.co.za/afriforum-lays-corruption-charge-against-ex-health-hod/

News Description

POLOKWANE OBSERVER AfriForum laid a charge of corruption against former Department of Health Head of Department (HOD) Ntsie Kgaphole at the Polokwane Police Station on Tuesday. The organisation’s Head of Community Structures for the northern region, Marié Naudé said the decision to press criminal charges against Kgaphole, who reportedly retired last year, was due to the fact that he was guilty of offences in terms of Section 86 of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) after the department incurred over R170 million in irregular expenditures when he was still the HOD in the 2017/18 financial year. Naudé indicated that the department’s annual report highlighted that irregular expenditure amounting to almost R166 million and fruitless and wasteful expenditure to the tune of over R3,5 million was incurred in 2017/18. Irregular expenditure comprises all expenses that are inconsistent with what the Act prescribes, she explained and added that fruitless and wasteful expenditures are expenses made in vain and could have been prevented if reasonable precaution had been taken. Naudé went on to claim that this excessive expenditure could have been prevented had Kgaphole fulfilled his duties.
Created at 2019/11/25 03:58 PM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/11/25 03:58 PM by Mediclinic