During March 2012, a complaint was lodged with the Public Protector by members of the Bapo Ba Mogale community into the alleged improper prejudice suffered by the community as a result of the maladministration by the former Bapo Ba Mogale Administration and the North West Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs in the management of the Bapo Ba Mogale D-Account. The investigation was conducted in terms of Section 182 of the Constitution and Section 6(4) of the Public Protector Act.
The report by the Public Protector, which was released on 19 June 2017, reveals how the Department and the Bapo Administration failed to manage the account, and how the community has suffered prejudice due to the loss of millions of rands owed to them. The report details how exorbitant amounts were paid towards the construction of the Mogale palace complex and to administrators. The Public Protector has found that the conduct of the Department and the Bapo administration amounts to maladministration and improper conduct, and has made several recommendations that the Premier and Director-General take the matter further.
Please follow this link to the Public Protector’s full report