SANCO Limpopo welcomes the arrest of the Mayor and her officials by the Hawks. This comes after 15 officials, including the former mayor of Mogalakwena municipality, Cllr. Andrina Matsemela Matsemela have been arrested for various crimes related to maladministration, malfeasance and corruption.
SANCO said while they welcome the arrest of these looters of the public purse, there is nothing to celebrate because no convictions have taken place. They will only rejoice once the all corrupt elements, including the VBS fraudsters are behind bars.
SANCO remains concerned that the ghost premier has said nothing about the arrest of the former executive political head of the municipality under whose watch all these missteps took place. The union said they also take note with disappointment the utterances made by the ANC Waterberg regional spokesperson, Cde Matome Moremi Taueatsoalo in the media statement dated, 06 August 2020.
“The spokesperson has thrown its REC under the bus in the face of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s war on corruption, for vehemently denying that there was maladministration and corruption in the municipality. The spokesperson failed to separate the municipality for which the REC members allegedly committed the corruption, from the ANC, which is a political party. The spokesperson should be taught that the ANC has no hand as a political party and it has not sent these crooks or any other person to go and collect money on its behalf because the ANC is a political party, it does not sign contracts of the municipality. ” Said SANCO
SANCO calls on the Hawks to ensure that corrupt services providers that are found to be complicit with corrupt officials from government institutions in the embezzlement of public funds are arrested and blacklisted. Company owners must pay back the money that they irregularly benefitted from, without delay.