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Sol municipal manager, CFO to return three years after being suspended

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Lydia Mahloko and Goolam Akharwaray will return to their posts next week. Picture: Supplied

This follows after a settlement agreement was reached in the Northern Cape High Court on Monday.

SOL PLAATJE municipal manager Goolam Akharwaray and chief financial officer Lydia Mahloko will return to their desks next week, three years after they were placed on precautionary suspension.

This follows after a settlement agreement was reached in the Northern Cape High Court on Monday between Mahloko, Akharwaray, the MEC for Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, the task team that was established to investigate irregularities at Sol Plaatje Municipality, Sol Plaatje Municipality and the National Council of Provinces.

A special council meeting was held on Wednesday to discuss their precautionary suspensions, which came into effect in 2018 after the community had handed over a memorandum regarding allegations of wrongdoing.

A city-wide shutdown took place in 2018 over high electricity tariffs, 50 percent water losses and 24 percent electricity losses, as well as the irregular appointment of a public relations company.

The office of the executive mayor confirmed on Wednesday that the two officials should report for duty on Monday.

“Council has noted the outcome of the Northern Cape High Court ruling dated Monday, August 16. Today, at a special council meeting held on August 18, council resolved that the executive mayor, Patrick Mabilo, should notify the two officials to report for duty in their respective positions on Monday, August 23.”

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