I took the opportunity to stamp my authority as a South African Citizen
tried to use the case to send a message across the organization of state
government that I would not tolerate corruption.
Because corruption affects us all, it is our common enemy. We therefore
have a duty to report corruption whenever we come across it.
In some cases, this is more than just a duty. As we will soon see: ? The Act requires people in positions of authority in the public and
> > private sectors to report corruption, and other crimes listed in the Act
> > involving more than R100 000, to the police. If they don’t, they will be
> > guilty of a crime.
> > ? The Code of Conduct for the Public Service requires all employees of
> > the public service to report corruption to an appropriate authority.
> > The Protected Disclosures Act of 2000
> > Many people do not report corruption out of fear of what will happen to
> > them - for example, they may fear that they will be transferred,
> > disciplined or even dismissed. To deal with this, government passed the
> > Protected Disclosures Act to protect "whistle blowers" in both the private
> > and public sector from being victimised – as long as they follow the
> > procedures in the
> > Act.
> > base on the above we have a law which protected us to disclose any illegal
> > activities or corruption within our Government entities such as East cape
> > Midlands College Uitenhage Head Office under the leadership of Mr J.J.
> > College Principal.
> > Nepotism and favouritism: Chief Financial Officer, Mr Ridwaan Abdullah of
> > East cape Midlands College Uitenhage Head Office deployed by Education
> > to assist the College around the finance, HR, Supplier Chain Management
> > tendering processes.
> > During April/May 2013 Mr Ridwaan Abdullah was dismissed by Education Dept.
> > due to his previous corrupt activities while he was employed by Kouga
> > Municipality, which he did not disclosed his fraud allegation pended
> > the process of recruitment and selection process by Dept. of Education.
> > The following are some of the maladministration, fraud, corruption and
> > malpractice by Former Director Finance at Kouga Municipality now a Chief
> > Financial Officer @ Midlands College,
> > Tender irregularities and irregular expenditure and subsequent
> > R2.7-million > overpayment,
> > his purported involvement with the awarding of the installation of prepaid
> > meters to a family member without declaring his interest;
> > The sale of a vacant erf to himself at a greatly reduced price; selling
> > was R1700 instead of the market value of R170 000.
> > Payment of performance bonuses without a performance measure or criteria
> > place, among others.
> > But the Kouga Municipality Failure to implement remedial measures as
> > recommended by the Auditor General.
> > After his dismissed the College Principal was informed and instructed by
> > his superior not to appoint the former CFO but he ignored the instruction
> > and appointed former CFO on contract basis for six months as from 01 May
> > 2013.
> > The principal of the college is hands off when it comes to run &
> > of the college, he only come to work on Fridays only, The former CFO Mr
> > Ridwaan Abdullah now employed on six months contract by College Principal
> > as a Resource Manager, with a monthly Salary of R60 000, runs the college
> > and appoint his people( Indians, coloured people) without following any HR
> > Recruitment and Selection and instruct the Finance Dept. to put them on
> > College payroll, without supporting docs or relevant qualification and
> > experience
> > Supplier Chain management and Tender dept: Resource Manager manipulate the
> > process of tender and supplier chain of the College by offering the
> > to his family and friends.
> > He recently created a post(Senior Finance Manager) for himself and
> > appointed a panel and shortlisted himself and draft questions and answers
> > for the post.
> > The interviews were scheduled to take place on Thursday the 20 June
> > 2013,but postponed to Friday the 21 June 2013 again postponed in 1 minute
> > notice while
> > shortlisted candicates where already in the college and the panels
> > Panel consist of internal employees, which occupied junior management post
> > within the College and equity is not being considered by HR and Mr Ridwaan
> > Abdullah.
> > Only one panel member from outside also appointed by Mr Ridwaan Abdullah
> > and he claimed this guy is a qualified Charted Accountant of South Africa.
> > College Principal, Mr JJ Mbana is not involved at any stage of recruitment
> > and selection, he was not involved in shortlisting and in interview
> > while he must be involve due to the senior level of the post.
> > According to the Finance Staff at College, there are very concern with the
> > way he runs the College finances by instructing them verbally to pay any
> > his associates without any procedure to follow or any written decision by
> > tender committee.
> > Ican supply any evidence if required, for example the copy of his 6 months
> > contract as a Resource Manager which was signed by Mr JJ Mbana.
> > I call upon to Mr Minister of high Education to intervene, we are talking
> > about taxpayers money which were meant to fight unemployment(offer skills
> > to the youth through the College courses and technical training) which is
> > high amongst youth according to stats SA.whisle blowers are victims, on 3 Feb 2014 one lady from HR Dept. who is a whisle blower was suspended without following any HR policy governing disciplinary processes. she is no suspension until further notice from Mr Ridwaaan and Karen Naidoo. please investigate further.
> > I thank you
|Crime Date/Time:||3 Feb 2014, 00:02 AM|
|Reported Date:||5 Feb 2014, 15:02 PM|