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Mdladlana: Release incriminating report

2010-06-08 11:38

Cape Town - Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has challenged KPMG to release the supposed audit report audit report which allegedly unearthed massive fraud and corruption at his department.
  
"The report which surfaced at the weekend is persistently in the midst of the raging storm over the suspension of the director general of labour, Jimmy Manyi," he said on Tuesday.
  
This was despite Mdladlana's response that it was sheer speculation.
  
Mdladlana was adamant he had no knowledge of such an audit report being commissioned by his department.
  
"I have never discussed such a report with my director general," he said.
  
He therefore appealed to KPMG to release the report which was claimed to implicate senior officials of his department.
  
Mdladlana reiterated his caution that it was incorrect for anyone to come up with unwarranted speculation and blatant lies related to Manyi's suspension.
  
On Sunday, Mdladlana said newspaper reports following Manyi's suspension were mischievous.
  
Mdladlana was responding to a report in the Sunday Times that attributed Manyi's suspension to a KPMG forensic audit report that "unearthed massive fraud and corruption" in the department.
  
"Again, this is a classic example of statements that are devoid of any shred of truth which add deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
 
"It is totally incorrect for anyone to come up with unwarranted speculation and blatant lies related to the suspension," he said.
  
Manyi made headlines recently when Norway's ambassador to South Africa requested a meeting with Mdladlana to raise concerns about his conduct during an official meeting.
  
"There were certain things discussed and the way in which they were brought up in that meeting, we did not appreciate," Ambassador Tor Christian-Hilda told Sapa last Thursday.
  
Christian-Hilda and two other senior diplomats from the Norwegian mission met Manyi in Pretoria in early March to discuss Norway's cooperation with South Africa's Decent Work programme through the International Labour Organisation.
  
He said black economic empowerment policies were discussed at the meeting, but declined to elaborate further on his reasons for sending a diplomatic note to International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, from where the matter was passed on to Mdladlana.

- Sapa

Comments
  • Johnathan - 2010-06-08 11:54

    Corruption at a government department?!?! NEVER!!

  • Paul Cooley - 2010-06-08 11:57

    Why doesnt the Minister disclose the reason behind Manyi's suspension?

  • Benzo - 2010-06-08 12:29

    Manyi corrupt or prejudiced??? NEVER!!!!!! KPMG corrupt??? NEVER!!! The truth revealed???? NEVER!!!!

  • Whoopeeee - 2010-06-08 12:34

    What did a Government Mp stole some money! I will never! When did this happen?

  • TA - 2010-06-08 12:36

    KPMG must release the report as the minister is challanging them if it exist.

  • Monna- Tia - 2010-06-08 12:37

    Les Kettledas for Director General, I have worked with him back in the days of Tito Mboweni. The man is just right for the post, Mr Minister!!!!

  • zane - 2010-06-08 12:38

    nothing new.. anc is always hiding the truth from the public we have the most corrput govt in the world face the truth anc.

  • fog - 2010-06-08 12:43

    The ship of state sails on in dense fog. Icebergs lurk. The Captain sacks his first mate, but won't say why. The fog swirls and he blames the fog. He won't listen to the warnings of the watch-keepers who he says are lying. Get the lifeboats ready.

  • Andre - 2010-06-08 12:44

    Does anybody realize that Manyi is part of the black management forum, therefore it is impossible to be racist nor corrupt, these guys are the cream of crop and set a beautiful example why we need more leaders like him."NOT"

  • Ross - 2010-06-08 12:49

    I wonder whether it is possible by law to withhold your taxes. Then they can't steal anything. I'm sick and tired of my money being stolen when there are so many people that goes to bed cold and hungry.

  • pete - 2010-06-08 12:50

    Poor old Jimmy. Same as Juliaas - you can ruin da country but NEVER critisise your boss.

  • PPK - 2010-06-08 12:55

    Can we have an open debate between the Minister and his DG ? Asikhulume of some sort ! How come minister doesnt know of the KPMG Report. I am thankful BMF Board is behind Manyi.

  • Unhappy - 2010-06-08 13:09

    I hope they investigated the Workmens Compensation Fund as well, where you can get quick payment through a third party who has contacts in the Fund's offices. These contacts get handsomely rewarded for making sure accounts are paid promptly!

  • digane radebe - 2010-06-08 13:13

    Trial by media again?why can't we have a full report of what happened?we are entitled to information and not in an economical way that is done!speak minister,speak!

  • JOSY - 2010-06-08 14:06

    DA HAS JUST ADOPTED THE ANC STYLE BY ILL TREATING THE WHISTLE BLOWER OF SPEED CAMERAS.MEDIA IS ALMOST ALWAYS PRESSURING LEADERS TO REVEAL SENSITIVE MATTERS AND POINTS OF SUSPENSION CASES WHICH AR STILL TO BE DISCUSSED IN DC.ANCYL IS TOTALLY OUT OF HAND TO WANT TO ATTACK OPPOSITIONS AGAINST SAME ISSUES NOT SOLVED WITHIN THEMSELVES AND THEIR ORG.IEC IS NEVER AROUND TO EDUCATE VOTERS ABOUT THE RIGHT OF THEIR VOTE IN A COUNTRY WITH HIGH ILLETERACY LEVEL-ONE THING LEAD TO THE OTHER-ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROADS-SOUTH AFRICA WILL FALL BHUU!!!!AND IT IS BLACKS SOUTH AFRICANS WHO WILL SUFFER MOST-LEADERS WILL ABONDEN FOLLOWERS AND FELLOWERS WILL FIGHT AGAINST STUPIDITY AND FINALLY WAR AGAINST STUPIDITY WILL EMERGE-civilisation has not fully being realised but barbarism is.

  • JOSY - 2010-06-08 14:53

    DA HAS JUST ADOPTED THE ANC STYLE BY ILL TREATING THE WHISTLE BLOWER OF SPEED CAMERAS.MEDIA IS ALMOST ALWAYS PRESSURING LEADERS TO REVEAL SENSITIVE MATTERS AND POINTS OF SUSPENSION CASES WHICH AR STILL TO BE DISCUSSED IN DC.ANCYL IS TOTALLY OUT OF HAND TO WANT TO ATTACK OPPOSITIONS AGAINST SAME ISSUES NOT SOLVED WITHIN THEMSELVES AND THEIR ORG.IEC IS NEVER AROUND TO EDUCATE VOTERS ABOUT THE RIGHT OF THEIR VOTE IN A COUNTRY WITH HIGH ILLETERACY LEVEL-ONE THING LEAD TO THE OTHER-ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROADS-SOUTH AFRICA WILL FALL BHUU!!!!AND IT IS BLACKS SOUTH AFRICANS WHO WILL SUFFER MOST-LEADERS WILL ABONDEN FOLLOWERS AND FELLOWERS WILL FIGHT AGAINST STUPIDITY AND FINALLY WAR AGAINST STUPIDITY WILL EMERGE-civilisation has not fully being realised but barbarism is.

  • Puh...lease - 2010-06-08 15:35

    The vikings are here... sack, pillage and rape what they don't understand is that they are on their own shoreline in their own village.. Chops! Read Churchill's Biography by William Manchester "The last lion" winny hits it on the head about a country led by the locals, case after case in africa... democracy or Tribalism? Tribalism wins every time, the concept of personal freedom is beyond the average Africans comprehension. The vote will swing to the more radical and cultural as they get worse off rather than to the more able because skin colour rules...It is sad thinking of what is to come...

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