Municipal spokesperson Mr Louis Bobodi was, however, quick to respond on Monday by categorically stating that there was no truth in the rumours that Mutshinyali had been suspended.
is in his
office and at work," Bobodi
added that nothing regarding the "suspension" of Mutshinyali was discussed during last week's EXCO meeting.
"I don't know where these rumours are coming from," Bobodi
Prior to Bobodi
's refuting rumours that Mutshinyali had been suspended, theZoutpansberger asked Bobodi on 23 January to confirm the validity of the rumours about the suspension of other top municipal officials in December last year.
Once again Bobodi
was quick to respond, with the newspaper receiving answers to their media enquiry regarding the suspension of senior municipal officials within half an hour of submitting the question on Friday.
Despite rumours that several municipal officials had been suspended, Bobodi
confirmed the suspension of only one senior official.
is from the department of finance and I am not at liberty to divulge his
name at this stage as the matter is still sub judice," Bobodi
said, adding that the suspension related to charges of the mismanagement of public funds.
has it on good authority that the person holds a very senior position in this department, dealing with municipal expenditure.
was unable to give an estimate of the amount of money involved relating to the allegations of mismanagement of funds.
"Investigations are still going on to determine the exact amount," Bobodi
confirmed that the official involved was suspended with full pay around mid-December last year.