Two Gauteng officials suspended

2011-10-11 16:37

Johannesburg - Two Gauteng government officials have been suspended over alleged irregularities, Gauteng Arts and Culture MEC Lebogang Maile said on Tuesday.

The offences related to the department's moving to an alternative building, Maile told reporters in Johannesburg.

"Good governance is important for service delivery and we need to make proper use of the resources to achieve maximum impact."

The suspended officials were corporate services chief director Dennis Molaba and deputy director of facilities Wonga Msikinya.

Their suspension came into effect three weeks ago, and a full investigation was underway.

Maile said the officials allegedly fraudulently appointed a service provider in June to move the department to a building on Diagonal Street.

"We are still in a process of determining the amount of money spent in that act, but the department had set aside R8m for the whole relocation."

Maile said the department became aware of the alleged corrupt practice only last month. It had terminated the provider's services.

The infrastructure development department (public works) would conduct its own forensic investigation into the matter.

  • WCD - 2011-10-11 16:40

    I just love the term 'irregularities'

      Poloyatonki - 2011-10-11 17:26

      Do you know the meaning of it? - 2011-10-11 17:52

      and suspended WITH pay....innocent until proven otherwise

      York Hunt - 2011-10-12 08:25

      Not a week goes by without one or more news reports of rampant corruption within the ANC. Consistency. Thats what the ANC prides itself on! Consistently corrupt!

      Kenno - 2011-10-12 11:40

      @ Polt....It would seem that you and the rest of the ANC dont understand the meaning of ANYTHING that involves honesty!

  • BoerinBeton - 2011-10-11 16:49

    Why suspend them?? give them medals foor goodness sake it took them long enough to become corrupt the rest of government has always been corrupt. Anyway of the subject I vote for Megan Fox to become our next president!!!

      York Hunt - 2011-10-12 08:22

      Yes! I wouldn't mind corrupting her!

  • PB - 2011-10-11 16:51

    Are there ANY government officials who are NOT corrupt?

      d2eguy - 2011-10-11 16:58

      not in the ANC .

  • d2eguy - 2011-10-11 16:52

    more fraud ,more corruption, more theft .... whats new , just another day in SA under the ANC .

  • Waheed - 2011-10-11 17:06

    Since Zuma and Co are so awestruck by the Chinese, lets apply the Chinese approach to a situation such as this...line up these officials (together with Cele, Zuma, etc etc) in front of a firing squad. That would be lovely!

      coconuts - 2011-10-11 17:14

      good idea - very funny waheed

      David Langley - 2011-10-11 17:17

      two politicians have been executed this year in China for corruption

      John - 2011-10-12 08:35

      And the family has to pay for the ammunition. It could bankrupt them as think how many bullets would be needed to penetrate their thick skin

  • eradingoana - 2011-10-11 17:13

    Suspension is just formality and they would soon be given 5 000 000,00 handshake each to let them go.

  • TaSaqz - 2011-10-11 17:14

    Suspended with full pay, full benefits and a bonus. No, this is not irregular.

  • Badger - 2011-10-11 17:25


  • Duncan Gohl - 2011-10-11 17:29

    One wanted to make extra "wonga" !

  • Neville - 2011-10-11 17:59

    Suspend Suspend, now you are going to shift the problem, put them where there is more money,you never hear they go to jail, stealing from the poor like Malema

  • Bart Zimzon - 2011-10-11 18:09

    woooo-oooo, am I surprised !! those poor are they going to feed their kids now?

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-10-11 19:00

    The comrades are at it again -- never stops!

  • James - 2011-10-12 06:53

    surprise, surprise!!!???

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