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Minister admits crisis at public works

Apr 20 2012 09:07
Sapa

Johannesburg - Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has admitted there are serious problems of mismanagement in the department, according to a report on Friday.

The department has been rocked with allegations of corruption and fraud, particularly relating to the leases of new police headquarters worth R1.6bn.

"We have created a mess," Nxesi said at meeting with department staff in Durban on Thursday, according to a report in The Times newspaper.

"There are a lot of shenanigans. All big tenders have a problem. It's a fact that there are serious problems in the department... officials disregarding supply chain management procedures and accepting gifts such as cars."

Nxesi said each week a new scandal around leases and construction emerged and some people acted as if they belonged to the department.

"They do shoddy work but know they will get tenders without following procedures."

At least 4 000 leases would be reviewed, Nxesi said.

 
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