A forensic audit has found
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant’s special advisor, Herbert Mkhize, fleeced the
government-funded National Economic Development and Labour Council by more than
According to reports , Mkhize
used his Nedlac credit card to run up the exorbitant bills for travel, car
hire, and household goods at Makro that included nappies, power tools, pet food
and boxer shorts, among other things.
At the time of the spending,
Mkhize was earning R800 000 a year a executive director of Nedlac.
Oliphant kept the findings of the forensic
audit a secret after everyone who saw the final report, compiled by chartered
accountants AFCA & Partners and submitted to Oliphant in November 2012, was
made to sign confidentiality agreements.
DA Shadow Minister of Labour Ian Ollis says the
Democratic Alliance calls on Minister of Labour to suspend her advisor Mkhize
with immediate effect.
Ollis said Mkhize is implicated together with
the former CFO of Nedlac on a scandal involving the use of taxpayer’s money to
buy private items.
Ollis adds that these two have
wasted money approximately close to two million rand Ollis added.
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