Estate agencies and others to face criminal charges for North West Housing Corporation (NWHC) properties
20 Jun 2012
Criminal charges of fraud are to be laid against estate agencies and individuals that have been selling land and housing stock that belonged to the North West Housing Corporation without proper authority, the Executive Council of the North West Province (Exco) resolved in its meeting held in Mahikeng on Wednesday.
Exco resolved that civil action should be instituted to set aside all illegal transfers occasioned by the illegal sales.
North West Premier Mme Thandi Modise has vowed that no stone will be left unturned in the winding down process of the North West Housing Corporation.
“The heartless people who thought they had gotten away with looting of state properties and defrauding of the aged and the poor are in for a rude shock as no stone will be left unturned,” Premier Modise has warned.
The provincial government calls on those who were affected by the despicable opportunistic acts to approach the Legal section of the Human Settlements Branch of the Department of Human Settlements, Public Safety & Liaison for assistance so that their cases are pursued.
A forensic investigation into alleged irregularities in the sale of land and properties is to be extended to cover Tshwane, Gasegonayene, Tswaing, Greater Taung, Rustenburg and Mahikeng local municipalities.
According to the MEC Nono Maloyi from the said department, the fraudulent transactions are rife in these municipalities.
Lesiba Moses Kgwele
Tel: 018 388 3705
Cell: 083 629 1987
Fax: 086 620 4802
Issued by: North West Provincial Government
20 Jun 2012
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