Premier Mahumapelo welcomes HAWKS raid of OOP Finance office
In all my State of the Province Addresses since 2014, I have always emphasized the importance of all of us as directed by our organisation, the ANC, to intensify at all fronts, the campaign against greed, crime and corruption. In this regard the North West government adopted a monthly Setsokotsane programme focusing on 10 campaigns, which includes this matter.
In my recent SOPA in Marikana, I reiterated that we must work and allow South Africa’s law enforcement agencies to do their work without fear, favour or prejudice.
That is why as the Office of the Premier, we welcome and support the initiative taken by the HAWKS this morning, in relation to allegations of fraud and corruption within sections of Supply Chain Management in the Office of the Premier and Department of Finance.
We also want to remind our people that we have instituted various ongoing investigations such as the SIU in the department of Public Works and Roads, Forensic investigations in departments of Health, Local Government and Human Settlements, and the rest of other departments, including some of the municipalities.
It is important for all of us, irrespective of our positions within government and elsewhere, to allow our offices to be subjected to the rule of law. We are fully cooperating with the HAWKS and all other law enforcement agencies to strengthen the values of democracy in our Republic.
As soon as all other forensic investigations are completed, we will accordingly inform the people of the province and South Africa at large.
We urge everyone not to sensationalise these important matters of our province and rather support all these law enforcement agencies to do their work without any hindrance.
Source: Government of South Africa