DA welcomes official's suspension

2013-01-24 19:03

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance on Thursday welcomed the suspension of the Gauteng economic development department's head, Khulu Radebe.

"Last year the DA raised the red flag over the department's failure to place 10 000 youth in jobs due to budgetary constraints and delays in setting up the programme management office," DA MPL Jack Bloom said on Thursday.

"The department also failed to spend R23.3m in key economic development programmes."

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane announced Radebe's suspension on Thursday.

"[Khulu] Radebe is suspended for non-performance and lack of accountability on some of the key youth development programmes," her office said in a statement.

Mokonyane said several youth employment projects and entrepreneurship development programmes had collapsed.

She vowed to continue to hold government officials accountable and act decisively against under- or non-performance.

  • debduplessis - 2013-01-24 19:05

    Good ... now please confirm it is without pay! I demand this as a RSA Tax Payer!!!

      Mbongeni Masilela - 2013-01-24 20:16

      Shape up or ship out!

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-01-25 07:28

      He will probably just be moved to another dept!

  • Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-24 19:20

    Thank you DA for all your hard work, if it was not for your commitment for exposing the bad apples then nothing would have being done regarding all these corruption all over SA in all departments, now that you exposed people we read more and more of other officials doing there jobs. Thank you all for your hard work just for us all in our country SA

  • Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-24 19:24

    "The department also failed to spend R23.3m in key economic development programmes." They did spend the R23.3m somewhere, just got to find out on what? Maybe a house or something? Who knows, sounds possible

  • - 2013-01-24 19:36

    Tony was right. The DA is doing well to expose the rot in government, BUT they have to have concrete policy pronouncements. I think a headline that says 'DA vows to introduce a corruption-free regime' has more power than the one above, yet both are about the same subject matter.

  • christos 52 - 2013-01-24 19:52

    I take a bow for DA in exposing rotten government officials , it seems we lead by Mafia

  • sipho.mbulawa - 2013-01-24 20:07

    Arrests??? We talking about millions here.

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 21:25

      Arrests & imprisonment works on a reverse sliding-scale; steal a phone get 15 years, steal millions, get 'suspended', steal billions remain in power

  • buti.thekiso.5 - 2013-01-24 20:08

    Yah This is de govnment I vote n alwys will vote if cary on this,acountability n strive 4 success.if u cnt handle de high heat in de kitchen leave it 2capable hands,gudwork Nomvula

      ian.boyd.7503 - 2013-01-24 21:19

      I could wire up a microprocessor to my cat's brain that would translate neural signals more coherently than this.

  • Muffin_man_can - 2013-01-24 20:14

    Another brainless anc supporter..shame

  • Smart Peace - 2013-01-24 20:19

    I can't be fooled by the suspension of a 'comrade' if they couldn't suspend the head of the cANCerous organisation

  • altus.kirsten - 2013-01-24 20:19

    @Buti, I think you should change your name to Butthead.

  • lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 20:31

    Oh well in the greater scheme of things it is a minor victory. The cadre (or Consultant) who will take Khulu Radebe's place will be just as effective. Meanwhile, we *all* know that after a suitable interval, Khulu Radebe will eventually pop up somewhere else with another budget to abuse. Whack-a-mole continua

  • stephan.butler.14 - 2013-01-24 20:53

    99 persent of ANC led minucipalities are corrupt and use tax money and goverment money to live a luxury life.

      Mike - 2013-01-24 21:33

      That's optimistic. Are you saying that a whole one percent are not corrupt? I feel more hopeful - thanks!

  • Bingo - 2013-01-24 20:55

    This, together with the report on the arrest of Boksburg Licensing officials is article number 2 on news24 today showing that slowly things are changing for the better in terms of accountability. There is a long way to go but at least things are starting to gather momentum

  • Zahir - 2013-01-24 21:09

    When is the premier going to fire herself spending R500k on a credit card is not on

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 21:27

      Apparently that little Mastercard journey was 'in accordance with the handbook'

  • John - 2013-01-24 22:23

    Another incompetent on a paid holiday! Dismiss it?

  • melusi.toyi - 2013-01-24 22:26

    good, al loafers must face the consequences. Fire msholozi fire

  • Winile Ngidi - 2013-01-25 07:11

    When are the big fish going to be suspended. Radebe is just a small fish.

  • Gert Van Wyk - 2013-07-29 16:21

    Before members can be promoted in anc ranks they have to be suspended or dismissed in current jobs

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