DA calls out Simelane after audit

2010-09-28 21:17

Cape Town - The department of justice's latest qualified report was an indictment of the leadership of National Director of Public Prosecutions Menzi Simelane, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday.

DA justice spokesperson Dene Smuts said the department's qualified audit for the last financial year was the fifth in a row that could be laid at Simelane's door because he was the director general until October 2009 "making him responsible for more than half the auditing year".

"The Public Service Commission recently reported that the department of justice was the worst offender in terms of the number of cases of financial misconduct during 2008/2009, which was well into Simelane's tenure as director general.

"Of the 260 total national cases, 121 related to the department of justice, and amounted to R31m. Only R500 000 was ever recovered," Smuts said.

"Given the track record of his leadership at justice, it is difficult not to reach the conclusion advocate Simelane is seemingly incapable of implementing good governing practice as an administrative head, no matter where he seems to be deployed."

- SAPA
Read more on:    da  |  menzi simelane  |  dene smuts
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

The world's least visited destination is breathtaking!

Who would have guessed the world’s least visited country would have such spectacular beaches?

 
 

I love summer.24

LOL treadmill fail!
Google’s top searches of 2014
10 of the strangest Christmas traditions around the world
2014's best drone videos

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Any chance to explore the distant shores of things yet to be found will fascinate you. The challenge is dealing with the issues...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.