Jack Bloom MPL
DA Gauteng Caucus Leader
The Gauteng Provincial Government has ignored 729 (47%) out of 1540 corruption tip-offs from the National Anti-Corruption Hotline.
Feedback was received on 811 (53%) cases, and only 578 (38%) of cases were closed.
This information was disclosed by the Public Service Commission at a meeting last week of the Gauteng Legislature’s Oversight Committee on the Premier’s Office.
Gauteng received the highest number of corruption tip-offs of all the provinces, more than 50% higher than the next highest province, Mpumalanga, which had 1000 cases.
The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department received the highest number of corruption tip-offs, but only closed 193 (38%) out of 505 referred cases. 289 cases (57%) were ignored, with no feedback given.
Responses of other departments were as follows:
Local Government and Housing – 187 out of 310 cases outstanding
Education – 192 out of 250 cases outstanding
Health and Social Development – 139 out of 288 cases outstanding
Community Safety – 68 out of 101 cases outstanding
Finance – 30 out of 39 cases outstanding
Infrastructure Development – 7 out of 11 cases outstanding
Sports, Arts, Culture & Recreation – 6 out of 7 cases outstanding
Economic Development – 4 out of 5 cases outstanding
Office of the Premier – 1 out of 2 cases outstanding
This shows an appalling lack of action on corruption tip-offs in Gauteng.
It is shocking that so many cases are simply ignored, which defeats the whole purpose of an anti-corruption hotline.
Premier Nomvula Mokoyane claims to be fighting corruption, but these figures show that she is failing dismally.