RTC intends to suspend three senior staff

04 Sep 2017 07:30am
RUNDU, 03 SEP (NAMPA) – The Rundu Town Council (RTC) intends to suspend three officials on accusations of corruption.
The three are Council Strategic Executive for Corporate Service and Administration Herman Haingura; Divisional Head of Roads Leevi Kakukuru and Divisional Head of Environmental Health Sitembinkosi Moyo.
They were on Thursday afternoon issued with letters of intent to place them on suspension.
The letters seen by Nampa state that the allegations against them are serious, and that RTC intends to institute an investigation into the matters.
“It is my view that your presence at town council might prejudice the investigations in that you might interfere with the investigations or intimidate witnesses,” reads the letters signed by Chairperson of the RTC Management Committee, Annastacia Antonio.
The letters state that the RTC intends to put the three on precautionary suspension with full benefits while pending finalisation of the investigations.
The trio was given three working days to provide reasons why they should not be suspended. Tuesday is the due date.
Kakukuru, in July this year, allegedly pretended to act as an agent of RTC Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Makayi and entered into two bogus land sale agreements with businessman Martin Shipanga of Marula Trust.
Moyo was arrested early August for alleged contravention of immigration laws and is being investigated on infringements of the Local Authorities Act 1992. She is now out on bail.
Haingura stands accused of promising municipal land to Ruganeni Investment CC in exchange for money.