DA welcomed the suspension of three senior officials at the Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR).
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR) Lebo More said the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng has learnt that the Chief Financial Officer, Priya Lutchman; Director for Supply Chain Management, Koketso Lekalakala and Acting Director for Facilities, John Mofokeng have been suspended for irregular expenditure
“This was revealed to me by the Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR) MEC, Mbali Hlophe in a written reply to my questions tabled in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL). According to MEC Hlophe, these senior officials are on suspension because allegations of irregular expenditure were substantiated and as such will be subjected to disciplinary action.
These senior officials were implicated in tender and appointment irregularities amounting to R43 889 200.32.” said More.
The DA said it will await the outcomes of the disciplinary hearings and check if cases of fraud and racketeering will be opened.