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3 million missing from the Knysna relief fund

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3 million rand missing in Knysna.

Four million rand was transferred to the municipality account from the main Knysna relief fund, It was later withdrawn and the cash was apparently stored in a safe in the municipal office.

Knysna mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies said the deputy municipal manager told her the money was withdrawn to have funds available quickly to pay small invoices and buy refreshments from vendors during meetings.

Only three people have access to the room where the safe is kept and only two have the combination.

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The safe was not broken or forced open and no one saw the burglars.

The rest of the money was found intact.