North West to establish corruption task team

2012-05-24 13:03

Johannesburg - The North West government is to establish a special task team to speed up corruption cases in the province, the premier's office said on Thursday.

The announcement was made during Premier Thandi Modise's budget speech to the provincial legislature in Mahikeng earlier on Thursday, spokesman Lesiba Moses Kgwele said in a statement.

Modise said decisive action would be taken against departments which did not conclude cases within the stipulated time frames, or did not follow due process.

The provincial government would put in place a special training programme to create a sufficient pool of presiding officers to deal with the backlog of disciplinary cases.

"There seems to be a trend of collusion and public servants doing business with the government, and [these] matters cannot be tolerated any further," Modise said.

The team would be led by the director general within the premier's office, and comprise of officials from the forensic management and misconduct unit, labour relations, and legal services.

The team would compile a list of all cases and provide the provincial executive committee, and the premier, with quarterly reports.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-05-24 14:33

    Because corruption is not beneficial to the ruling party unless its properly controlled.

      Koos - 2012-05-24 15:46

      Well she said “this cannot be tolerated any longer” so it is safe to assume up till now it was tolerated but someone else has his proverbial finger in the pie and government don’t like competition.

  • Koos - 2012-05-24 15:43

    Again? Gee, by now we should have corruption task teams investigating corruption task teams that was investigating corruption task teams. I think everyone is part of the team by now.

  • Andre - 2012-06-14 14:59

    viva ANC viva Another proof that you cannot govern.

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