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DA: Mmemezi misused more public funds

2012-11-06 20:31

Johannesburg - Former Gauteng local government MEC Humphrey Mmemezi used public funds to build a wall and upgrade security systems at his private residence while in office,the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday.

"In his 2011/2012 report, Auditor General Terence Nombembe found that Mmemezi spent money from the department to upgrade his security at home.

"The findings were announced by head of department Mongezi Mnyani during a presentation to the local government portfolio committee on Monday," said DA spokesman on local government, Fred Nel.

Nombembe established that the upgrade to Mmemezi's home did not comply with government's supply chain guidelines.

"MEC Ntombi Mekgwe must inform the public whether the costs will be recovered from those responsible for this fruitless and wasteful expense."

"Gauteng should not allow itself become a 'Nkandla lite'... MECs should act as the custodians of public money and should not become the plunderers of the fiscus."

Spokesman for the department Motsamai Motlhaolwa said : "The matter is still under discussion by the department's management. It will be communicated once finalised."

Mmemezi resigned as MEC in July after apologising for making personal purchases on a government credit card.

Comments
  • art5SA - 2012-11-06 21:04

    JZ saw that....or was told about it...and was jealous about it.... hense the R250m upgrade, using public funds, to his own place!

  • koos.smit.3348 - 2012-11-07 04:32

    ANC politics, the fastest get rich scheme!!!

  • japiejj.dutoit - 2012-11-07 06:23

    How come that the worlds most powerfull man, have a white house, which isn't even his, but our stortkop, builds himself a palace and dungeon, for 250 mil, using our tax money. Just how screwed up is our country. Time for him to voetsek, as nobody with a good and working brain, have any respect for this ashole

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-07 07:03

    I'm sick of reading things like this our Govt is seriously a greedy bunch of thieves!!!!

  • braamc - 2012-11-07 07:51

    We must stop paying tax

  • ledile.mahapa - 2012-11-07 10:12

    Seriously though , all this corruption. Messed up thing is this will probably be the last we hear of this issue, the MEC will most likely not tell us how they intend to recover this money and Mmemezi will not be held accountable in any way. This is exactly why our economy is not growing and corruption will continue happening. I think corrupt officials should be charged under criminal law, ie in this case Mmemezi should be charged for STEALING.

  • quartus.vanzyl - 2012-11-07 10:46

    yea...and they will discuss it for another 100 years!!

  • robqb - 2012-11-07 15:20

    Misused?? Sounds more like stole!!

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