20 municipal employees found to be receiving double salaries

Auditors found that employees were being paid by both the Emfuleni and Sedibeng District municipalities.

The Sunday Independent has reported on how 20 employees of the Emfuleni Municipality were also drawing a salary from Sedibeng District Municipality. This is according to a report – commissioned by the Gauteng Human Settlement and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and compiled by advocate William Mokhari – which revealed that both municipalities have been paying the salaries of 20 employees employed by Emfuleni
for the past five years.

When auditors asked Sedibeng Mayor Busisiwe Modisakeng why she was paying these salaries, “she didn’t come up with a clear answer,” says the Sunday Independent article, which states that the auditor’s report also found that the municipality has an excess of 200 employees on top of the 300 it had budgeted for.

The report further questioned the appointment of the late Sedibeng municipal manager, Stanley Khanyile. Mokhari found that the council had appointed Khanyile unlawfully, and paid him a salary package of R1.8 million, beyond the threshold of R1.4 million.