Sunday, September 27, 2009

Head of charity organisation under investigation for fraud

By Ofentse Mokae
27 September 2009

Chief Executive officer of Age-in-Action, a national non-profit organisation, has been suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation into the alleged misappropriation of funds.

The NPO which receives money from the Lotto and the Department of Social Development suspended its head Martha Mokholo earlier this month.

In statement chairman John Phillips Confirmed Mokholo’s suspension, saying it is alleged that certain transactions have taken place without the appropriate level of authority being granted.

He said they have engaged their independent auditors to investigate the transactions, and they will report back within the next two weeks.

Age-in-Action protects and promotes the interests of the aged.

On its website, the organisation says it represents more than 2.7 million older people and has more than 800 NGOs as members.

Mokholo worked at the organisation's national offices in Cape Town but returned to her KwaZulu-Natal home after being suspended.

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