Fred Nel MPL
Spokesperson on Local Government
The Gauteng MEC for Local Government and Housing does not know what the assessed damage is to an official BMW X5 that was involved in an accident while being driven by former MEC Humphrey Mmemezi.
This according to an oral reply to my question posed in the Gauteng Legislature today.
It has been nine months since the accident and this information should have been available already. Most insurance companies require a damaged vehicle to be assessed within 7 days of an accident.
The lack of this information can be an indication that the vehicle’s damage has not been assessed and therefore no longer qualifies to be repaired by the insurance company. This will affect a financial loss for the department that can be classified as fruitless expenditure.
If this is the case the responsible parties must be held personally liable for the loss.
Local Government and Housing MEC Ntombi Mekgwe must investigate this matter with urgency to ensure that the necessary are instituted as soon as possible to recover any losses from public money.