VAAL TRIANGLE - Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has strongly condemned attacks and acts of intimidation on the staff of the Auditor-General. The most recent attack took place in Emfuleni in the Vaal Triangle where an official was shot and injured and a laptop was stolen. Officials have also been threatened in Msunduzi and eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal. Auditors have been attacked after being deployed in municipalities to undertake audits of financial statements and performance information. Parliamentary spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo, says the presiding officers find such threats completely unacceptable and extremely worrisome as the office of the Auditor-General is mandated to ensure good governance He said it is Parliament’s mandate to protect and assist all Chapter 9 Institutions to ensure their independence, impartiality, dignity, and effectiveness.