‘They must bring in a very strong broom to clean up this mess’

2012-07-31 09:12

The embattled Estate Agency Affairs Board has been placed under administration, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has said.

“I am compelled, in the interests of bringing certainty and order, to place (the board) under administration,” he said in Joburg.

The minister also called for the Special Investigating Unit to probe the board.

“I’ve also decided the Special Investigating Unit must step in. They must bring in a very strong broom to clean up this mess.”

Sexwale was addressing estate agents, after his department took over the board in May. It previously fell under the authority of the department of trade and industry.

The board has had three acting chief executives since Nomonde Mapetla was fired early last year.

The board’s chairperson, Ina Wilken, resigned this month shortly after taking up the position.

 Before her, acting chief executive Bryan Chaplog was removed by the board. The board said this was part of a rotation of the position.

Last year, chairperson Thami Bolani was suspended by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Sexwale dissolved the board, saying it was dysfunctional. “To date when a board is supposed to be having 15 members, they are left with three.”

Sexwale will hold another summit with estate agents in September.

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