Baloyi warns corrupt officials

2010-12-09 22:23

Pretoria - Public Service Minister Richard Baloyi on Thursday criticised the practice of suspending officials suspected of wrongdoing on full pay, saying tis needed to be stopped.

He said gone were the days when public servants only recited their code of conduct without internalising and making it their way of life.

Public servants needed to remember that their code of conduct made no room for corruption, he said at an International Anti-Corruption Day summit in Pretoria.

Three key things that needed to be addressed to ensure the government won the war against corruption included the manner in which cases were being investigated, discipline and strategic information management, he said.

Referring to the suspension of officials, he said: "We'll make sure that it is taken care of and becomes a thing of the past."

Baloyi said if need be they would go to Parliament to ensure that legislation to this effect was created.

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