Zero tolerance on fraud and corruption
3 Jun 2010
The investigation by the Department of Human Settlements into cases of fraud and corruption within the housing sector is now bearing fruits. Several people have already been arrested and others convicted. This was said by the MEC for Human Settlement, Desbo Mohono today.
Delivering her budget speech at the provincial legislature today, Mohono said the department will continue to investigate acts of corruption.
"More arrests are imminent. We must ensure that never again will people steal from the poor and get away with it".
She said with the assistance of the Special Investigating Unit, the department will, without let or hindrance, continue to fight corruption wherever it may rear its ugly head.
In the North West alone the following housing projects have been identified for investigation: Meriting extension four and five, Freedom Park phase one and two (located in Rustenburg local municipality), Kanana extension 14, Khuma extension 11, Jouberton extension 24 Alabama extension three (all in Matlosana local municipality) and Letsopa (in Tswaing local municipality).
"Those found to have participated in acts of corruption will be dealt with mercilessly. Government will recover wasted and irregularly spent funds," she warned.
Cornelius Tanana Monama
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Issued by: North West Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison
3 Jun 2010
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