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Parliament fund abuse to be investigated

2012-03-24 22:45

Johannesburg - Parliamentary Secretary Zingile Dingani will be investigated for allegedly using R186 000 of the institution's money to build a wall around his house.

"The presiding officers of Parliament have noted with serious concern the reportage around the advance salary payment made, in December 2011, to the secretary to Parliament, Mr Zingile Dingani, for the construction of a security wall at his residence," said a statement from Parliament.

"The presiding officers have taken a decision to refer the matter for investigation to the auditor general.

"If it was to be [found] that such an investigation is outside of the auditor general's scope, the public protector will be requested to take the investigation up under the auspices of her office."

In 2009, a senior management meeting, chaired by Dingani, agreed that financial assistance to parliamentary staff, including loans, be stopped.

Dingani, who earned R1.8m a year, was meant to repay the money in R10 000 monthly instalments, but December's instalment was refunded to him.

Comments
  • Mareth Kotze - 2012-03-25 00:50

    What the hell is that wall made of?! And what's with the refund?

  • Calvyn - 2012-03-25 01:29

    Another overpaid idiot- what on earth can you do that deserves a R 1.8m salary??

  • Roy - 2012-03-25 05:20

    Show's you what type of crooks run the country. From the President down they are only there to steal what they can and get away with it. Bet you this Zingile will get away with this "repayment" of the money.

  • Dennis - 2012-03-25 05:58

    And so the bleed goes on. What will happen when the tap that supplies the funding dries up and those that were peacefully donating to the cause have all packed up and left. Guess we have a detailed picture north of us to peruse and look forward to. Thank heavens I'm not one of them at the moment.

  • Cellphone Repairs Imraan - 2012-03-25 07:17

    welcome to south africa. they wont be done stealing till there is nothing left to steal

  • Dominique - 2012-03-25 07:47

    south africa will eventually end up like every other african country!!!!! wat a shame

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-25 07:50

    This is the benefit of the Party system. If you are in the "ruling" Party, you can steal, gallivant overseas, jol and laze as much as you like. The Party will always be there to protect you. Just don't step out of line with the Party. Then they will throw the book at you.

      Renny - 2012-03-25 08:44

      Wish the idiots that vote for them would realize what they are really supporting.

  • pws69 - 2012-03-25 08:55

    These are only the cases we hear about.

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-03-25 13:16

    it must be a stunning wall would love to see it and touch it maybe to think that some of my tax money was used to build it gives me a warm feeling am sure the minister would like to thank me in person for my contribution to his wall , its a pleasure mate , anything else we can help you out with car ? vacation maybe . Just dont waste our taxes on education or something as futile as that . oh enjoy your wall we must have a ceremony to celebrate your new wall we will pay a well dont worry

  • Mboneli - 2012-03-25 15:17

    By the way things run would lead at a point where south Africans become despondency more especial taxpayers and the history would judge us harshly.Alleged/investigations and what next? or they are still busy feeding their families.Ordinary members deserve respect.

  • siphiwe.mbethe - 2012-03-25 17:44

    well done Zingile "utshani obulele buvuswa umlilo"

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