VAAL TRIANGLE - The Emfuleni Local Municipality’s municipal manager, Lucky Leseane, is reportedly under fire for allegedly stalling criminal investigations against his senior officials responsible for the irregular expenditure of more than R670-million. IOL reports this is according to a letter by a forensic company, Comperio Consulting, which was appointed in November 2018 to probe irregular expenditure through the illegal awarding of tenders to various companies in the Vaal. According to Comperio CEO Elsje Oosthuizen, as a result of irregularities, the municipality incurred irregular expenditure totalling R670 595 793.74. In her letter dated July 29, she wrote to Leseane saying: “It is however very difficult to continue with the disciplinary hearings, criminal processes, and recovery of monies without the support of your office. We received full cooperation from Council, MPAC and the Office of the CFO. The same can however not be said of your office.” In his reaction, Leseane said he was not officially notified about Comperio’s letter which was also sent to Gauteng Premier David Makhura, Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile and President Cyril Ramaphosa including the Special Investigative Unit (SIU). According to Leseane, he got the letter through social media, which is why he wrote to Comperio asking them to clarify their letter or they must withdraw it.