GEORGE NEWS - Municipal Manager Trevor Botha and Director of Protection Services Steven Erasmus were precautionarily suspended for 60 days at a Special Council meeting this morning.
George Speaker Gerrit Pretorius confirmed the news, saying it was a decision of the DA caucus.
Both Botha and Erasmus are on leave today, however Erasmus did attend the meeting for some duration. He was seen leaving the building soon thereafter.
The officials are being accused of alleged financial misconduct and/or transgressions of the disciplinary code.
According to Pretorius several ongoing investigations are currently taking place at the George Municipality, including a forensic investigation ordered by MEC Anton Bredell. Pretorius said Council still has to appoint an independent disciplinary board to deal with the latest case regarding the MM and Erasmus.
The appointment of an acting municipal manager will take place on a rotational basis. Director Walter Hendricks is acting as MM for today.
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