Dept defends ex-MEC's home upgrade

2012-11-21 23:01
Humphrey Mmemezi (Picture: Beeld)

Humphrey Mmemezi (Picture: Beeld)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The Gauteng department of local government and housing has defended its position on the money spent upgrading its former MEC's house.

"It must be noted that the audit report is a supplementary report to the financial statements, therefore it recommends, not instructs.

"Therefore, the MEC [Ntombi Mekgwe] is not defying any instruction, but considering the recommendation in the light of practicalities," said departmental spokesperson Motsamai Motlhaolwa.

On Wednesday, The Star reported that Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane had endorsed the renovations at former MEC Humphrey Mmemezi's private home in Krugersdorp.

The renovations, which cost R700 000, included an upgrade of the security and of a wall.

In a reply to a question by the Democratic Alliance in the legislature, Mekgwe said the cost would not be recovered because it was part of a certain standard benefit which members of the executive council had, the newspaper reported.

Auditor General Terence Nombembe had found that the department did not follow proper procedures when it appointed Payless Projects to renovate Mmemezi's home.

Nombembe recommended that action be taken against those involved.

Motlhaolwa said recommendations for the upgrade were not made by the Mokonyane herself, but by her office through the director general.

"The department have an audit action plan to address, which is addressing some of the findings," he said.

- SAPA
Read more on:    nomvula mokonyane  |  humphrey mmemezi  |  johannesburg  |  local government
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
60 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Security Gaurds

Cape Town
R 4 U Recruiters
R9 500 - R12 000 Per Month

Senior Sous Chef

Garden Route
Alfa & Omega Networked Business Solutions (PTY)Ltd
R10 000 - R12 500 Per Month

ASP.NET Software Developer

Bellville
RAM Transport South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

20% off all TV Series!

Want to have a chilled day at home? Get 20% off TV series, the perfect excuse to "veg out". Shop now!

Save R700 on the Hisense LED TV Now R2499

Get the Hisense 32” HD ready LED TV for only R2499. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop 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

Your ideas may feel like a sea of thoughts swimming around every which way, and now you need to find something to contain them in...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.