North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has set up a forensic and fraud investigations unit and the City of Tshwane intends to suspend two city officials. The North West premier’s office announced on Saturday that it is establishing a forensic and fraud investigations unit to tackle corruption in the province. Premier Supra Mahumapelo called on all members of executive council to lead by example, by demonstrating positive ethical conduct and rejecting corruption.
North West Premier Thandi Modise has purchased two cars during her time in office, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday. “MEC for public works, roads and transport Raymond Elisha indicated that Modise utilised another car over and above the R1.3 million BMW she ordered in November and the R1.1m BMW she took over from former premier Maureen Modiselle,” DA North West spokesman Chris Hattingh said in a statement. He said Elisha did not give details of the car or why it was purchased.
The recent shambles in the North West province must leave you cold. As the head honcho of the movement in that province, it must embarrass you that you have to defend the indefensible when the whole movement in the province appears to have gone mad. If it is not assassinations, as we saw in the lead up to Mangaung, it’s murder plots. If it is not councillors voting out an ANC mayor, it’s a town that is so divided it now has two councils.
North West premier Thandi Modise has spent R1.3 million on a new car, despite Cabinet banning extravagant spending on luxury vehicles, according to a report. Provincial transport MEC Raymond Elisha confirmed that she bought a new BMW 750i, the Sunday Times said. He told the newspaper no laws were broken.
ANC North West acting provincial secretary Gordon Kegakilwe has been accused of abusing state funds, including pocketing R40k meant for an ANCWL trip. ANC North West acting provincial secretary Gordon Kegakilwe stands accused of abusing state funds for personal use and misappropriating the provincial legislature’s monies. It is alleged that between April 2012 and July 2013, when Kegakilwe was the ANC chief whip in the legislature, his office spent taxpayers’ money in an improper way.
A taxi driver was shot and wounded and a police officer was stabbed during an altercation in Klerksdorp, North West police said on Saturday. “Police are investigating two cases of attempted murder after an argument ensued between a 38-year-old officer and a 37-year-old taxi driver,” Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said in a statement. The taxi driver was allegedly asked to stop after committing a number of traffic offences in full view of the officer, who was on-duty in a marked car.
Corruption and theft are robbing North West Province residents of services they should be getting from their municipalities, a report suggests. A Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report presented to the provincial government in November shows that politicians dipped into taxpayers’ money to enrich themselves and those close to them at the expense of their community’s needs. Provincial politicians, however, are refusing to discuss the allegations.