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Johannesburg - Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi must explain how he will recover the millions of rands lost due to corruption in his department, the Inkatha Freedom Party said on Friday.
“The minister must give us clarity on how his department will recover the money lost during the renovation of 11 ministerial houses, and how the companies involved and the officials who colluded with them will be brought to book,” spokesman Petros Sithole said.
Nxesi said on Wednesday the public works department was taking steps to curb corruption and collusion.
The IFP called for details, asking what steps would be taken to reduce the level of corruption in the department.
“Public funds have been wasted through illegal price inflation, which far exceeded the budgeted amounts,” Sithole said in a statement.
“Those involved must not only be named and shamed, but also be banned from dealing with the department, or any other government entity, in the future.” - Sapa