The City of Cape Town’s Council unanimously resolved that an independent investigator be appointed to probe allegations against senior officials.
This morning 21 November 2017 the City of Cape Town’s Council has unanimously resolved that the City’s Audit and Performance Audit Committee be instructed to appoint an independent investigator to investigate the allegations against the City Manager, Mr. Achmat Ebrahim; the Commissioner of the Transport and Urban Development Authority, Ms. Melissa Whitehead; and the Executive Director in the Office of the Mayor, Mr. Craig Kesson.
The said officials will be given seven days’ notice to provide written representations to Council on why they should not be placed on precautionary suspension.
‘After a confidential special Council meeting I ruled that the agenda, and all other documentation submitted to Council, be open to the public in the interest of transparency,’ said the City’s Speaker, Alderman Dirk Smit.
The relevant documentation is available on the City’s website: https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-City/City-Council/meeting-calendar/pc-meeting-detail?RecurrenceId=16121