Public Protector worried about the safety of Umzimkhulu investigation whistle-blowers in the wake of more political killings in KZN

Following reports of continued political killings in KwaZulu-Natal, Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane has raised concerns about the safety of whistle-blowers linked to an investigation she is conducting in one of the province’s municipalities. Last October, Adv. Mkhwebane launched an investigation into allegations of maladministration, corruption and imprudent use of public funds by the Umzimkhulu Local Municipality. The investigation is in connection with the appointment and payment of service providers for the refurbishment of the dilapidated Umzimkhulu Memorial Hall. 

Published Date: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Statement_Description: 
Following reports of continued political killings in KwaZulu-Natal, Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane has raised concerns about the safety of whistle-blowers linked to an investigation she is conducting in one of the province’s municipalities. Last October, Adv. Mkhwebane launched an investigation into allegations of maladministration, corruption and imprudent use of public funds by the Umzimkhulu Local Municipality. The investigation is in connection with the appointment and payment of service providers for the refurbishment of the dilapidated Umzimkhulu Memorial Hall.