Flood of ‘mismanagement’ at Lepelle Northern Water board

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Flood of ‘mismanagement’ at Lepelle Northern Water board

Phineas Legodi in crosshairs over alleged R40m in irregular expenditure and closure of two plants

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A forensic report into the Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) board, an SOE supplying bulk potable water in Limpopo, shows how money was allegedly wrongly invested and assets mismanaged, with irregular expenditure reaching almost R40m – all under the watch of its former CEO, Phineas Legodi.

During his tenure, the Burgersfort wastewater treatment works and the Phalaborwa disinfection plant stopped operating, according to the report, seen by Sunday Times Daily.

The board opened a criminal case against Legodi in July and his pension has been frozen. He has resigned and has declined to comment on the allegations against him...

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