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Parliament funds used to build wall

2012-03-18 12:14

Johannesburg - Parliamentary secretary Zingile Dingani used the institution's money on his private home, the Sunday Times reported.

Dingani spent R186 000 in parliamentary funds on building a boundary wall at his home, in Cape Town's Panorama suburb, he confirmed to the paper through Parliament spokesperson Luzuko Jacobs.

"A security assessment was carried out on the basis of a series of reported security breaches at the house... This assessment was done by the state security agencies... The work which was carried out was in response to, and based on, the recommendations of the various reports submitted as part of their assessment," Jacobs said.

In 2009, a senior management meeting, chaired by Dingani, had agreed that financial assistance to parliamentary staff, including loans, be stopped.

"No further advances on salary will be given to employees," the weekly reported, quoting from the minutes of the meeting.

Dingani, who earned R1.8 million a year, was meant to repay the money in R10 000 monthly instalments, but December's instalment was refunded to him.

Jacobs told the paper the transaction had been approved by Parliament.

The money would be advanced to Dingani on the understanding he would repay it, he said.

Comments
  • Rob - 2012-03-18 12:22

    Decembers instalment was refunded to him.....So he ; 1. Made an attempt to repay. 2. Made an attempt to repay. Where's the story here ?

      Stirer - 2012-03-18 12:41

      The story is:Parliament funds were used to build a wall for the parliamentary secretary" ; and in conflict with the decision to stop "financial assistance" to parliament staff by a committee that he himself chaired. Duh!

      Sedick - 2012-03-18 15:03

      Uh, lets see. He earns more in one month than 80% of South Africans, and still he has to steal taxpayers money...SCUM BUCKET......

      Sedick - 2012-03-18 15:50

      Meant he earns (No steals, because they do not work for their exorbitant salaries!!!) more in one month than 80% of South AFricans in one year, and still steals more....DID mean that he is a SCUM BUCKET, like the rest of his ilk.....

      Rob - 2012-03-18 17:30

      Stirer, dont be an idiot now. You know exactly what I mean. This story is not very well written, nor is it clear who is responsible.

  • Sharon - 2012-03-18 12:25

    What are the consequences?

      Stirer - 2012-03-18 12:46

      Consequences are that the taxpayer ends up by subsidising the private homes of parliamentary staff. I wonder if that would interest SARS? Would that be taken into consideration on capital gains when the house is sold? Once again, government officials treat the country's purse as their own open chequebook.

      Francois - 2012-03-18 13:05

      For this stunt at least a provincial premier position, depending on how many the ANC wins.

      helen.derobillard - 2012-03-18 13:22

      Jail then hospital

      Art - 2012-03-18 16:49

      Jail, then Hospital, then the GOLF COURSE! All I can do is LAUGH!!!! Lunatics have taken over the assylum!

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-03-18 12:25

    Help us stop them. www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-e-Toll/366366673403240

  • Huey - 2012-03-18 12:38

    It is deeply offensive that the people of South Africa pay for the politicians to sleep safely behind high walls instead of the money being used to resolve the root cause of the problems.

  • Hermann - 2012-03-18 12:38

    Just shows how dangerous South Africa has become since the ANC came to power. Anyway, for his initiative maybe Zuma should give him a cabinet post.

      aubrey.bouah - 2012-03-18 14:48

      No, he should steal a bit more to qualify. Look at the incompatent ANC mayor we had in Cape Town. She almost brought the city to its knees, she was rewarded with promotion and is now a speaker, nogal (see youtube - The joke of South African parliament)

  • Jacques - 2012-03-18 12:48

    What about the rest of us getting robbed and suffering "security breaches" in Panorama? Why don't they do something about the crime instead of building walls?

  • Elize - 2012-03-18 13:02

    R186000.00 on a boundry wall?? What the hell is the length and height of this wall??

      Sedick - 2012-03-18 15:57

      The wall is not too long, but the backhanders have to be made and factored in. He probably bought himself a 52" TV, and Bluray, and a motorbike with the rest......SCUMBUCKET!!!!!

  • Gavin - 2012-03-18 13:04

    I don't know why I'm still surprised by articles like this. ANC = another national crisis

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-03-18 13:06

    He is not paying the money back the tax payer is!

  • robbieyahu - 2012-03-18 13:16

    i have just commented on this same type of theft ... mdluli had his hand caught in the till as well ... this type of thing has been goiing on for ever ...from the nationalist government and before ...till this very day ... as long as there are secret organizations and governments controlling people ...these evil stuff will be there .... so keep on exposing these guys so that would-be culprits can think twice before even considdering it ....

  • Roy - 2012-03-18 13:35

    What!uses funds which he should not be entitled to on his own house and then has the option to repay it over time and then gets refunded Decembers installment. This is beyond disgusting but I suppose its OK with this lot of damn crooks in the ANC and nothing else matters. This is why the ANC is in power,to steal as much as is possible and get away with it.

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-03-18 17:15

      In fact for a guy earning so much... Why wd he evn need assistance, ds is sad. Don't these guys get tired of such reports?

  • Morama - 2012-03-18 13:49

    Nothing new here but normal South African government's operation!!! We need to unite urgently to oust ANC!!!

      aubrey.bouah - 2012-03-18 14:40

      I try to inform as many poor black people that I meet about the real truth behind their poverty. The apartheid card has long since run out. In any case during the apartheid era our infra-structures were the best in the whole of Africa. Roads, rail and air structures worked. The education system,. though slanted, worked. Transport services like buses ran on time, everytime. Municipalities were run without members pocketing half the allocated funds. Everything in the country worked when the apartheid government handed over. What happened? Yes the Bore also stole (Rhoodie - poor guy took the rap for them all) but they at least had the country working first. The present IDIOTS just blatantly steal. We will only oust the ANC once the majority of black people realise that they are being used by the elite few. 18 years down the line 90% of blacks still live in squalor.

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-03-18 17:14

      Aubrey the Apartheid Card remains relevant, do u think had it not been for Apartheid the Distribution of wealth and the number of those who have the wealth as opposed to those who don't would be the same? Once economic equality is achieved can it then be irrelevant, n ds may take a while so deal with it!!!!

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-18 14:14

    Absolutely ridiculous. I wish one of our lost freedom fighters' would float down and remove this parasite.

  • aubrey.bouah - 2012-03-18 14:52

    No further comment......

      Roy - 2012-03-18 15:15

      Well said sir. A pity that there is no way to get through to the people who vote for the ANC to convince them that they are voting for corruption and nothing else and that they must forget the "Black/White" issues and scare the ANC by voting for a party that works for them and if there are problems with the "new party" beware.

  • Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-03-18 17:18

    This is sickening, Y do we read about these things and nothing is done to the offenders. It's unfortunate that the DA is no alternative but really I'm losing a little Faith in the ANC, it seems we are too nice to people that steal! Something needs to be done seriously!!!!

      Rob - 2012-03-18 17:37

      Losing a little faith in the ANC. Really ? Time to read up a little more. Next week it will be someone & something else. It will never end, until the well runs dry & rest assured, it will. Then, we will become a truly African country. Dependant on handouts from the decadent Western powers !

  • Bibi - 2012-03-19 08:26

    Us lesser mortals have to go to the bank, plead, extend out bond, etc. These guys just go to the ANC bank, they wave their wand and voila! they have money. Disgusting

  • anthony.kay.965 - 2012-08-24 18:10

    This guy should go to jail and throw the key away. Scum like that give the country a bad name. What kind of professionals do you hire mr Zuma?

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