MATSAPHA CEO GOES TO DC TODAY
MATSAPHA town Clerk Lucky Sukati will be facing a disciplinary committee today following a series of alleged misdemeanours as listed in his invitation to the hearing by Mayor Sandlane Zwane.
He is accused that whereas, it was his duty to exercise an oversight role over the town treasurer and to see to it that he executed his duties properly and diligently, he failed to and/or was negligent in the exercise of such duties in that: whereas the town treasurer was obligated to effect deductions in respect of pension contributions from employees of the council and ensure that all taxes on such were promptly paid to the Revenue Authority, the town treasurer failed and/or neglected to perform such duties and the contributions were not deducted and the taxes on same remained unpaid, between October 2017 and May 2018. He failed and/or neglected to ensure that such deductions were effected and the taxes paid, which conduct has put council into disrepute and exposed council to legal liability.
“You are guilty of insubordination and/or refusal to carry out a lawful instruction in that on or about the 06th day of November 2018 you failed and/or refused to cancel a defective motion from a council agenda paper not withstanding lawful instruction from the mayor to do so.”
Whereas it was his duty to manage, oversee and ensure that proper records were kept in respect of all transactions in respect of which money was expended by council as staff loans, he failed and/or was negligent in the exercise of such duties, the result of which was that an amount of E108 000 expended as staff loans, could not be recovered as there were no proper records kept in relation thereto. The aforesaid amount has/or may have to be written off to the financial prejudice of council. “You are guilty of misconduct that you attempted to coerce the deputy mayor to rescind a motion (which had been adopted as a resolution) to appoint the company PriceWaterHouseCoopers as the principal auditors of the municipality.” Sukati signed the acknowledgement of receipt.