Corruption rife in Tshwane - report

2012-07-31 10:04

Johannesburg - Rampant corruption in the Tshwane metro is hampering service delivery, the Democratic Alliance says, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

DA spokesperson for community safety in Tshwane, Karen Meyer, was reacting to a report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) that was tabled in Parliament last week.

She said Tshwane's "culture of corruption" would destroy any vision the city had for economic growth and service delivery.

The SIU, originally tasked by President Jacob Zuma in November 2010 with investigating allegations of corruption and mismanagement, found amongst others, that 65 Tshwane officials had business interests in 66 companies working with the metro involving R185m.

Disciplinary measures have been taken against nine officials whose companies have received payments exceeding R1m.

Possible money laundering also came to light after the analysis of bank statements of six companies that can be linked to former or current spouses, and/or relatives of two municipal officials. One of the officials was fired pending the conclusion of the investigation.

At least six officials in management positions have no qualifications at all, and there are inconsistencies in the qualifications of at least 22 others.

Jason Ngobeni, the manager of Tshwane, said the metro was kept abreast of the investigation and had taken disciplinary measures against officials as the investigation unfolded.

  • herman.bester.58 - 2012-07-31 10:12

    ya think?

      frank.cornelissen.1 - 2012-07-31 10:22

      What a revelation this is!! Thieves and robbers unite!

      Spiral - 2012-07-31 10:23

      not exactly a shocking headline.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-31 10:58

      So when are these people being fired and then prosecuted under law?

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-07-31 12:28

      Well the Mayor doesn't seem to think so ! Previous headline. What an idiot!

      james.rossouw - 2012-07-31 13:25

      Sounds just like BO's Chicongo to me.

  • gordon.turner.37 - 2012-07-31 10:18

    Criminal charges and jail time not mentioned. ANC disciplinary action just means redeployed to continue the struggle elsewhere.

      Spiral - 2012-07-31 10:25

      exactly! I listened to 5FM a while ago & they interviewed some financial guy who said that in order to get fired in SA now days, you have to sleep with the CEO's wife on the board room table, during a meeting, while streaming it live to all the employees :-)! Both funny & sad at the same time.

      sean.howlett.71 - 2012-07-31 10:30

      ``Task Team`` comes to mind . That is all they can do , is put together a task team to investigate , but f@kkol else happens !

      jeanlouis.indekeu - 2012-07-31 11:34

      yea these idiots have been found out, now the cANCer has to replace them and redeploy these idiots !!!

  • gerhard.debruijn - 2012-07-31 10:27

    No! It cannot be true! Just the other day the mayor said that there is no problem! Surely they do not tell lies, do they?

      jeanlouis.indekeu - 2012-07-31 11:35

      no we never lie - so help us GOD !!!! we have taken an oath, have you forgotten ?

  • david.phillips.583234 - 2012-07-31 10:27

    let's actually see if anything changes in Tshwane then? Don't think so. Take them outside, line them up and shoot the lot.

      Clive - 2012-07-31 11:07

      Certainly there will be a change... a name change ! I think they use the name changes as a scheme to lay there hands on more money.

  • jacques.theron.3304 - 2012-07-31 10:28

    How is this NEWs. This is OLDs.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-07-31 10:32

    Nothing will happen, the investigators will be charged with murder and "evidence" will suddenly materialise discrediting them... Meanwhile the real criminals continue to plunder with impunity. Viva ANC!!

      Don.Tandy - 2012-07-31 12:42

      Viva Anarchy Nepotism Corruption

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-07-31 10:39

    And you think we did not know this? Why?

  • Barefoot - 2012-07-31 10:40

    I think from now on they should report only when they find a place without corruption- this is like telling us the sun is hot everyday.

  • moeg.malseun - 2012-07-31 10:42

    They should look into OMB waste logistics,and the cleansing department, and check out if there buyers have accounts in Italian banks(opened by suppliers)speculation of bribery is rife in that council especially if you want to do business in a normal way

  • philip.olivier.16 - 2012-07-31 10:45

    it's a sad sad day when mediocrity is accepted as the norm. f ok maar voort ouens.

  • marcelle.joubertdurandt - 2012-07-31 10:49

    This "Can of Cobras" gets more interesting & hilarious as the days go by ..... So many lids !!! :-)

  • lulama - 2012-07-31 10:51

    No surprise here

  • desertratbkf - 2012-07-31 11:01

    Funny that!!!! Thieving vermin, from top to bottom! Get out and form a huge compost heap! Mind you, bugger all will grow in that compost!

  • carolyn.myburgh - 2012-07-31 11:07

    Somebody name one metro that isn't corrupt or disfunctional!!

      charl.malan.12 - 2012-07-31 11:26

      The Western Cape

  • amelia.basson - 2012-07-31 11:09

    Can't believe this still makes headlines! It's the same old story every day ... what about something to lift our spirits for a change? Something like: "DA'S WESTERN PROVINCE'S CORRUPTION FREE"

  • Rob Allen - 2012-07-31 11:21

    how bad must it get? is there anything going well in SA these days.....These people are an embarrassment to the human race asses!

  • UNITY - 2012-07-31 11:21

    We just had an article this morning about a 13billion rand secret fund , and now this! When does it stop!!! Can someone stop this disease, it is crippling the economy!! Tax payers , citizens , speak up! How do normal peoples voices get heard? Petitions ? Protests? Is talking on this forum or reading the print only going to highlight the extent of the problems? Are there real leaders out there?

      amelia.basson - 2012-07-31 11:38

      @ UNITY yes there are .... look to the prospering Western Province led by a real leader and you will see how honesty & integrity works. You will also see how accountabiltiy works and why Helen Zille allocates available funds so wisely!

      UNITY - 2012-07-31 12:40

      @Amelia Helen Zille the only white person that can represent a nation? Where are the rest? Be it Black or white...I suggest u find a leader that can represent the nation favourably.. We are not at that level yet.. A stronger opposition with the backing of the majority of the people in this country will create change! Don't put one, find many eggs to. Basket , a coalition of unity many parties can actually put aside differences to build a stronger community.. Western Cape is just a model.. And not perfect.. It has flaws as well. We need more Helen Zilles reaching out to black communities... And that we have NOT!

      amelia.basson - 2012-07-31 18:36

      Why does it matter? I don't care what gender or colour the Western Cape premier or her team are ... as long as their life values are the same as mine. We need more honest, open, accountable, trustworthy, dedicated, decent and law-abiding leaders like her. She already has a competent team and others behind her and together with citizens like us, who desire orderly structure and consistent rules & laws for ALL, we can turn South Africa into not only the jewel of the continent but of the world!

  • josta.shivuri - 2012-07-31 11:24

    "What is new under the sun?"

  • coenraad.vaneeden.5 - 2012-07-31 11:28

    Corruption\ what\r\n\ a nice word. Please stealing\r\n\r\nSounds more like it

  • Martha1234 - 2012-07-31 11:31

    This has to stop! They are stealing from every single citizen of this country. Let's all stop paying tax until these criminals can prove that they can spend it correctly! They work for us, not the other way round!

      Wally Walters - 2012-07-31 11:48

      not only the highest crime But also the highest corrupted country in the world . Very sad how this beautiful country has fallen to the dogs but WTF cares

  • rudi.debeer.5 - 2012-07-31 11:50

    This has become the norm in SA. Sad.:-(

  • Erna - 2012-07-31 12:14

    As a ratepayer in Pretoria I would like to know what disciplinary measures have been taken. We all know that a slap on the wrist is NOT a disciplinary measure.

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-07-31 12:18

    Iam not surprise at all, give fools money and power and this is exactly what will happen.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-07-31 12:26

    No, no, no! Stop the lies!!! Tshwane - the consummate model of accountability...NOT!

  • Imani - 2012-07-31 12:32

    And yet they received a bonus... Its a criminal offence not to disclose and do business with govt if one is a civil servant. But I know it all depends on who you know...

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-07-31 12:37

    Isn't a headline like that just stating the obvious - all you need to say is that Tshwane is an ANC run municipality, then it goes without saying that corruption is rampant. Anarchy Nepotism Corruption - what changes?

  • simonfishley - 2012-07-31 13:08

    Corruption rife in Tshwane? In other news, the sun will rise tomorrow.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 13:44

    Same story every day. Same corruption, same people. A never ending story.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-07-31 13:48

    Tell us something we dont know already. Everything that is being handled by government is corrupt in some way or other. Greasing palms is the order of the day. Until, they actually stand up and do something like jail the corrupt buggers this will continue to get worse. Greed its away until nothing is left. Problem, they are all in the same boat so who are they going to masacre first, We have a prezzie who managed to slip through the justice system so that says all. Two justice systems prevail. One for the ordinary citizen and the other for the untouchables.

  • Greg - 2012-07-31 13:52

    "At least six officials in management positions have no qualifications at all" - This country's government is a joke, SA is doomed if this carries on!!

  • israel.maseko.5 - 2012-07-31 13:55

    Are the culprits going to be jailed? Our current gorvenment is losing it.Check Angie's issue on Education, she knew abt non srvice delivery of text books since last year and nothing has been done to dismiss her????? I dotn think I'll vote for this Party because the leaders serve their own interest and by voting we just make them to be rich and the poor will keep on suffering. They must also investigate the Tshwane Municipality hiring also corrupt.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-07-31 13:56

    So nine (9) corrupt officials have received R1mil - that is peanuts compared to what some are screwing us over for, but they are the scapegoats so ag shame! You just got on the wrong side of the loyal chommies.

  • gerasimos.komnenus - 2012-08-01 08:17

    Grubby peasants from the iron age.

  • gerasimos.komnenus - 2012-08-01 08:27

    It has been denied for a long time and anyone who states it is branded a racist but thanks to the ANC we can now empirically prove the stereotype of black rule is a fact. Incompetent,corrupt, greedy, inept, stupid, and unqualified in any to run any country on the planet. They said we shouldn't look north. They said the ANC were different. They said Zimbabwe would never happen in SA. Well "they" were wrong. The proof of the pudding is in the eating and boy can these guys eat!

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-08-02 10:47

    Gosh, really, is that all I thought it was a little more

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