Persons, both public officials and residents, will not suffer any penalty or retribution for good faith reporting of any suspected or actual incident of fraud and corruption which has occurred within Witzenberg Municipality. We acknowledge the fact that the decision to report a concern can be a difficult one to make, especially if you fear reprisal from those responsible for the irregularity. The municipality will not tolerate harassment or victimisation and will take action to protect employees and residents when they raise a concern in good faith. Witzenberg Municipality will do its best to protect an individual’s identity when he/she raises a concern and does not want their identity disclosed.
Employees and residents should be aware that making false and malicious allegations does have consequences. Where such allegations are discovered, the person who made the allegations could be subjected to firm disciplinary or legal action depending on the nature of the misinformation.
Should you wish to report allegations of fraud and corruption anonymously, you can contact any member of management, the Municipal Manager, the Chairperson of the Audit Committee, the Executive Mayor or the National Fraud Hotline. A copy of the Witzenberg Municipality Fraud Prevention Policy is available on www.witzenberg.gov.za or alternatively consult our Internal Audit Unit on (023) 316 1854 should you have queries.Last published 21 December 2017