Police lease report won't be discussed at lekgotla

2011-07-26 13:02

Pretoria - The public protector's report into two controversial building leases for the police is not up for discussion at Cabinet's lekgotla, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said in Pretoria on Tuesday.

The meeting would focus on job creation and service delivery, Chabane told reporters.

He said, without elaborating, that the South African economy faced "external threats".

The SA Local Government Association would also be involved in the lekgotla.

Chabane said Walmart's buyout of local retailer Massmart was not on the agenda, but did not rule out that it would be discussed.

"If it comes up, it will come up within the context of us analysing the challenges we face to try and make sure we protect South African industry."

The three-day meeting ends on Thursday.

  • ilollipop - 2011-07-26 13:14

    Of course it wont be discussed. Too much heat still coming from the Public Protector's report!!!

      Rolie - 2011-07-26 13:24


      cliffarc - 2011-07-26 13:32

      - The burning question is whether it will ever be discussed and whether any corruption charges will ever be laid .

      cliffarc - 2011-07-26 13:35

      - - Very reminiscent of a Mafia convention,. Time to discuss who stole what.

      Uthando - 2011-07-26 13:39

      Goodday Rrrrevolutionay Bloggers :) @Cliffarc New national response: "It's none of your business!" LOL

      cliffarc - 2011-07-26 13:46

      - In that case my income and non- payment of tax is none of their business.

      Uthando - 2011-07-26 13:54

      Sadly, it is. Cele is ducking the media briefing & Malema is hiding behind spokespersons (who cant even read a speech wihout sounding like Grade 1 pupils), giving same response: "It's none of your business". So what can I say...

  • daaivark - 2011-07-26 13:14

    Is anyone surprised? It's ostrich lekgotla time and of course it wasn't them, or him. Everyone is being misquoted and no-one in our nation understands the situation. Can't get this tongue out of my cheek now. Damn.

  • MissGremlinSays - 2011-07-26 13:18

    Well, when exactly WILL it be discussed? All we have heard so far is deafening silence...

      Mad man - 2011-07-26 13:22

      The ANC does not owe anyone explanation of how to run its affairs. So shut up

      valleyman - 2011-07-26 13:28

      Er, @ Mad man, as long as we are paying for their little getaway and drinking session, then they are obliged to tell us exactly what it is they're discussing. That's the way a proper democracy works. Google it, it's really not that difficult.

      JMsays - 2011-07-26 13:30

      No, you shut up, glad I made my point!

      jeremy - 2011-07-26 13:47

      Actually Madman - and I suppose this may come as a surprise to you - the government is subject to the same laws as the rest of us. So yes it DOES owe us an explanation as to what it will do with the public protector's report! Crooks are crooks in anyone's language - and unfortunately the government is full of them...

      DSJM - 2011-07-26 13:57

      @Mad man - wow you really ARE! Seriously, you should read up about 'Democracy' and 'Accountability' and see how its all supposed to work.

      E.Nuff - 2011-07-26 13:59

      Madman, it is not an ANC lekgotla, it is a cabinet lekgotla. The cabinet is funded by the taxpayers, and if we're paying for it, we demand to know what they're doing. Simple really. One day you might understand.

      Mad man - 2011-07-26 14:14

      E.Nuff: Just give ANC a chance boy. They gonna discuss your future and reconstruction of the damaged country by apartheid masters

  • zackie - 2011-07-26 13:21

    goverment fraud and corruption by the anc govt is normal part of govt activity and is not important to discuss or maybe govt need some time to come up wth more lies, and deception to fool the anc voters

      Cornel - 2011-07-26 13:33

      Yes these lease agreements are normal everyday activity. Nothing to discuss. Our electorate can't read so they will never understand what is wrong with what we are doing. Lets rather discuss which mine and which farm will suit my lifestyle and then go and take it.

  • GTA_Lad - 2011-07-26 13:22

    What a surprise!! Rather discuss the rosey topics like nationalisation hey boys??

  • melchiedek - 2011-07-26 13:22

    what the hell are you then going to do ..............nothing!

  • Peter - 2011-07-26 13:25

    I wonder if the Cape (DA) mnicipalities are represented on the South African Local Government Association team or is it restricted to deployees?

  • PB - 2011-07-26 13:38

    "the South African economy faced "external threats" " Hell yes, the Chinese invasion (cheap plastic shops and clothing shops on every street corner). The only reason the ANC is belly-aching about Walmart, is because they did not get their customary bribes.

      Dominic - 2011-07-26 13:48

      External threats: 1. Public Protector 2. SARS 3. Constitution

      cliffarc - 2011-07-26 13:57

      - And the free press.

  • jeremy - 2011-07-26 13:44

    Typical! Presumably they're hoping by not discussing it or taking any action, it'll just go away. I suppose the trouble is that everyone in government is so corrupt that if one is fired, that person will take the rest down. So everyone just keeps mum and hopes for the best.....Sad!

  • Sisie - 2011-07-26 13:44

    If they ignore it they hope it will actually go away.

  • Peacock - 2011-07-26 13:46

    Oh come on folks, they want to compare how much each has stolen from us and "balance the books" by working out how much more they can steal per person, together with working out the correct answer which is covered by "plausable deniability"!

  • grimbie1 - 2011-07-26 13:47

    What a waste of time money and tax payers money. Are these people ever going to be accountable for anything or just continually sweep it all under the carpet.

  • Andrew - 2011-07-26 13:48

    This article says absolutely nothing.... It's article about what is not going to happen.......what a waste of time!!

  • Babba x - 2011-07-26 14:03

    The economy faces external threats from ANC comrades looting government coffers

  • kieron - 2011-07-26 15:15

    "If it comes up, it will come up within the context of us analysing the challenges we face to try and make sure we protect South African industry." If you really want to sort out the biggest challenge facing industry, get rid of unions and make it illegal to strike!

  • Markal - 2011-07-26 15:42

    Of course it won't. Usual ANC problem-solving at work. If you ignore the problem, it will somehow go away.

  • Proudly SA - 2011-07-26 15:52

    And why not ?? This should be viewed as issue of extreme urgency and in many countries of world these ministers and Cele would have handed in resignations or immediately suspended. If Mr Zuma was a strong leader he would give those not fired an extreme roasting and they should come away from meeting with ears ringing and certainly no drinking party,

  • wizard - 2011-07-26 16:08

    "The public protector's report into two controversial building leases for the police is not up for discussion at Cabinet's lekgotla, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said in Pretoria on Tuesday. Now that does not make sense at all. Another example of wasteful expenditure if the Public Protector's report is not up for discussion at Cabinet's lekgotla. Can't you make time, even if the whole cabinet has to go to bed late tonight? The Public Protector's report is a very serious issue and in the interest of the whole country.

  • ricardo.mafuna - 2011-07-26 21:03

    Truelly president Jacob Zuma is making the public protector's to be difficult,Thuli madonsela has called jacob Zuma act upon the public protectors reports and nothing has happend up to this point,Zuma is failing us really.

  • pages:
  • 1