The embattled KPMG headquarters. Photo: Supplied 

Municipality responds to EFF on KPMG


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The Bela-Bela Local Municipality has responded to a call for the review of the KPMG report by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Bela-Bela EFF coordinator, Sello Moswoeu, had challenged the authorities to facilitate the revision of the report into alleged maladministration within the ranks of the Bela-Bela Local Municipality.

Moswoeu was fired up by the backdrop of ongoing damning allegations against the auditing firm’s relationship with the controversial Gupta family.

“Due to their (KPMG) involvement with Gupta-led syndicates to (allegedly) loot state resources, and by their own admission of unacceptable conduct, it is in the best interest of the ratepayers that all contracts with KPMG be cancelled. All provincial heads should further consolidate and submit copies of all the motions submitted across their respective provinces, and a summary of the number of municipalities that submitted against the total number of municipalities where the EFF is represented,” he insisted.

Bela-Bela Local Municipality spokesperson, David Raborolo, said the council appointed KPMG to investigate irregularities on the appoitment of certain service providers. 

“Upon completion of the investigation, a report was tabled and processed through internal sub-committees, and council.  It was also made available to the public and the media,” he said. 

Raborolo further said recommendations from the KPMG report had been implemented.

He added the municipality was not in a position to communicate on behalf of KPMG concerning the current state of affairs.

8 months ago       12 October 2017