DA: Housing corruption not tackled

2013-10-17 22:00
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Cape Town - The overwhelming majority of cases referred to the human settlements department by the anti-corruption hotline have not been dealt with, the DA said on Thursday.

"Only 1% of 268 cases of corruption referred to the department of human settlements by the national anti-corruption hotline to date have been closed," DA MP Stevens Mokgalapa said.

This emerged during the Public Service Commission's briefing to Parliament's portfolio committee on human settlements this week.

"I will forward this new information to the public protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, and request that she include it in her current investigation into housing corruption," Mokgalapa said.

He said the failure to finalise probes into corruption allegations was "nothing short of shameful complacency in the face of corruption".

Drastic action was needed to address corruption in the department.

"South Africans who have had their rights to housing infringed by unscrupulous officials and contractors deserve to see these cases resolved and those responsible held accountable. We simply cannot allow this to continue," he said.

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