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We mourn the loss of another one of our own

Posted By Claudelle von Eck, 08 February 2017

Today the IIA South Africa, standing with the leadership of the IIA Lesotho, pays tribute to one of our own, who has fallen far too soon. He was shot and killed on the night of 06th February 2017. Ignatius Nteso was the Chief Audit Executive of the Lesotho Electricity Corporation and one of the founding members of the IIA Lesotho. Committed to the Profession, one could always expect to find him on the front line. He certainly set an example that had always made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

I also considered him a friend. He was one of those members who always had a smile on his face and managed to make me feel special whenever he saw me. Ignatius’ welcoming embrace will always linger with me.

This is not going to be a lengthy blog. I am hopelessly too emotional to say much more, but invite those who knew him to add their tributes to this blog. I was really hoping that I would not have to report that yet another internal auditor had been murdered. But,..…here I am sitting with tears in my eyes. This one is close to the bone, because I knew him personally.

The profession has lost a hero. May we always remember him and may his soul rest in peace. The Institute’s heartfelt condolences and prayers are with his team and all of his loved ones. He leaves behind a wife and three lovely daughters. My heart aches for them. Please remember them in your prayers.

I encourage his team to soldier on in the interest of the greater good. We stand with you. We eagerly await swift action from the authorities and hope to see the perpetrators brought to justice. This is an opportunity for the authorities to show that internal auditors are under their protection and that they value the profession.

Rest in peace, Ignatius. We will miss you. I will miss you.

Tags:  Internal auditor; Ignatius Nteso; killed; murder;  

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Zanele L. Francois says...
Posted 24 March 2017
This is very sad news indeed. Ignatius was truly a gentlemen and a dedicated ambassador of the Internal Audit profession. I remember him a few years ago while I was still at Eskom Corporate Audit Division, he flew his management team from Lesotho just to benchmark with us, seeking best-practices and practical tools to improve his Internal Audit function. May his soul rest in peace.
Lorraine Francois
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Mboniseni Simelane says...
Posted 03 May 2017
very sad indeed, i was asked by George Barnes to do a presentation on a course that Intelligent Africa had organised at O R Tambo Premier hotel on FORENSIC AUDITING and Ignatius was one of the attendees. i felt privileged to talk in front of seasoned CAEs like him. he challenged me with his questions in trying to get clarity. i feel very sad to hear that he is no more. to his team: soldier on and to all IAs, let us fight for the profession. God be with the family.
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