This will be the third time the standing committee on human settlements has requested the minister to appear and answer questions. If she fails to appear today, the standing committee said they would subpoena her.
“We have been asking the minister to come and account for the money, and she has to be held accountable,” committee chairperson Matlhodi Maseko said.
Nkoana-Mashabane has been asked to address the R366.6 million discrepancy between the R700m grant promised in the District Six Business Development Plan and the alleged total budget of R333.3m declared by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights.
She’s also been asked to answer why the land claims of 1062 beneficiaries remain outstanding, why financial compensation for an unknown number of claimants remains outstanding and why the claims of 110 would-be beneficiaries were dismissed.