DA applies for international relations dept report
Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance will apply for access to a report on alleged fraud and maladministration in the international relations and co-operation department.
"The DA will submit a Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) application today [Monday]," MP Kenneth Mubu said.
"The department has reportedly refused to reveal the details of the report, which apparently cites nepotism, irregular appointments, and ghost workers."
The report was apparently presented to the department in May last year.
Leaked findings included a lack of transparency in staff appointments, a breakdown in the relationship between employees and management, and the need for the Special Investigating Unit to look into salaries for non-existent staff.
Mubu said the department should be transparent for South Africa to play a leading role, both on the continent and globally.
"If there is a pending crisis at the department, South Africans have a right to know about it and to understand what is being done there to address it."
The DA would be submitting parliamentary questions to Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to determine how the problems were being addressed.