JOHANNESBURG: Makhura has during his State of Province Address, indicated that corrupt individuals to serve a jail term.
“Where money was lost, it must be recovered!”
The Gauteng Premier, Mr David Makhura, stated that those who are involved in the corruption on personal protective equipment (PPE) will face will be arrested.
Mr. Makhura delivered his State of the Province Address on Tuesday.
“We will set an example that all those involved in corruption, both the public and private sectors will face the consequences of their own misdeeds and evil actions,” Mr Makhura said.
Makhura says the full story or the victory of Gauteng is often not told because all the focus is hidden by irregularities and corruption practices.
“The corruption allegations and irregularities pertaining to COVID-19 procurement and delays in the delivery of some of the health infrastructure revealed substantial governance weaknesses,” he said.
“Above all, the irregular and corrupt practices exposed by the Auditor-General and the Special Investigating Unit constitute a serious dent in the progress we made in the past five years on clean governance and integrity,” he said.
“We must and we will set an example with all those involved in malfeasance, both in the public and private sector… Their own misdeeds and evil actions,” Mr Makhura indicated.
“Corruption is the only thing that undermines all the good things we have done and invested in, that is why we’ll set an example by jailing the corrupt individuals that undermined the progress we have made as a province in response to Covid19,” he concluded.