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Probe parly funds abuse claim - ANC

2012-03-18 22:14

Johannesburg - Allegations that parliamentary secretary Zingile Dingani misused the institution's money on his private home must be investigated, the ANC chief whip's office said on Sunday.

"We view these allegations in a serious light, particularly as they relate to the management and integrity of one of the key institutions anchoring our constitutional democracy," Mathole Motshekga said in a statement.

"The Office of the Chief Whip will therefore request that the allegations be subjected to a full investigation. It is in the interest of both the institution and individuals involved that this matter is swiftly investigated."

He was reacting to a Sunday Times report according to which Dingani used R186 000 in parliamentary funds to build boundary wall at his home, in Cape Town's Panorama suburb.

Parliament spokesperson Luzuko Jacobs told the paper: "A security assessment was carried out on the basis of a series of reported security breaches at the house... This assessment was done by the state security agencies...

"The work which was carried out was in response to, and based on, the recommendations of the various reports submitted as part of their assessment."

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

"No further advances on salary will be given to employees," the weekly reported, quoting from the minutes of the meeting.

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.

Jacobs told the paper the transaction had been approved by Parliament. The money was advanced to Dingani on the understanding he would repay it, he said.

Comments
  • ec.van.niekerk - 2012-03-18 22:43

    just one more ... whats new ...let just help our self ...

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-18 22:48

    its a tango dance...only DA and ANC can play it...

      Sean - 2012-03-19 08:14

      Shame, you missing out on the action. Just blow Juju and your'e in

  • Cracker - 2012-03-18 23:23

    With such a lucrative salary he could easily have paid almost out of his back packet for the wall etc. One can only shake head in resignation of what is taking place. What else is there to say or add?

  • Phillie - 2012-03-18 23:32

    R186,000 for a wall What the H** is it made of? Or did Malema get the tender?

      Sedick - 2012-03-18 23:44

      Made of backhanders.......

  • billidp - 2012-03-19 02:21

    The guy earns R150 000 per month, why couldn't he pay for his own wall!!! And even if he needed a loan he couldn't repay R10 000 per month? Sick and tired of politicians and govt employees abusing the public's money!!!! Come on ANC talk to me again about how the whites are the rich ones and don't care about the poor, I dare you !!!!

      Kevin - 2012-03-19 05:07

      The trouble is the anc is paying major money for jobs that are not senior.This is a prime example.Whose cousinor nephew is he?

  • braamc - 2012-03-19 06:20

    I can't wait for the day they getting to lazy to steal, at this moment it is just theft and corruption, let us hold thumbs

      Johann - 2012-03-19 06:59

      My friend that day day may come sooner than you hoped for then their true colours will come forth and they will not steal they will take what they want and nobody is going to stop them.

  • braamc - 2012-03-19 06:45

    Lets parly!!

  • Garth - 2012-03-19 07:50

    USELESS, THIEVING, RACIST, CRIMINAL, WORTHLESS ANC. Come on black South Africa, wake up and stop voting for corruption.

  • Andre - 2012-03-19 08:29

    These thugs just don't stop! Reason is that nothing happens to them when caught, in fact they get promoted! The flippen arrogance is mind bogling.

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