Public protector finds department wasted public funds to remove Makeba trustees

The department of arts and culture wasted public funds to appoint private lawyers to remove the trustees overseeing late singer-songwriter Miriam Makeba’s affairs.

This is according to an investigation by public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, who released a tranche of reports on Monday. The reports covered allegations of maladministration in the leasing of communal land, the irregular approval of a disability grant, the irregular granting of mining rights to AngloGold Ashanti and more.

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Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

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