R34M loss in Gauteng due to financial misconduct

Jack Bloom MPL

DA Gauteng Caucus Leader

It is scandalous that R34 million was lost due to misconduct by the Gauteng Provincial Government over two years, but only R31 000 of this has been recouped.

This information is revealed in a report on financial misconduct by the Provincial Service Commission covering the 2010/11 and 2011/12 financial years.

According to the PSC, misconduct relates to theft, fraud, mismanagement, misappropriation and abuse of funds, corruption and gross negligence.

The R34 million reportedly wasted in Gauteng is based only on finalised cases, so the real figure is probably much higher.

I am very disappointed that only a tiny amount of misappropriated money has been recovered.

It shows once again how poorly this provincial government performs in fighting corruption effectively.