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​The recent Public Protector’s report has confirmed allegations of mismanagement, maladministration and abuse of power that took place in Pikitup under the leadership of Amanda Nair.


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In a statement from“Pikitup and Amanda Nair came under public scrutiny relating to allegations of tender irregularities, mismanagement and nepotistic hiring practices.”
The Public Protector’s report details the extent to which these matters were in the public domain due to SAMWU and the media’s work in exposing the wrong doing.

“Despite the fact that these matters transpired under the previous administration, the multi-party government will be engaging the Board of Pikitup on the findings and remedial action contained in the Public Protector’s report,” said an impassioned Mashaba.
He said it was evident from the report that Amanda Nair was able to run Pikitup like a personal fiefdom. He referred to the extent of the rot as pervasive.

He said what remains unanswered in the Public Protector’s report was where were the previous Mayor, Cllr Parks Tau, or MMC for EISD, Cllr Matshidiso Mfikoe, were in addressing the wrongdoing that took place.
Residents can expect consequence management measures to be implemented.