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I'll pay back R174 000 spent on Mangaung trip - Mokomele-Mothibi

Mosetsanegape Mokomele-Mothibi
19 February 2013

NWest MEC apologises for using taxpayer money to pay for her friend and officials to attend ANC national conference

Social Development MEC apologises to SCOPA and the country and promised to pay back money within seven days

19 Feb 2013

Today, 19 February 2013, the MEC for Social Development, Women, Children, Youth and People with Disabilities, Mosetsanegape Mokomele-Mothibi apologised to the North West Provincial Legislature's Standing Committee on Provincial Public Accounts and the people of the South Africa in general and promised to pay the money back within seven working days.

This came after the MEC admitted to wrongfully using tax payers' money amounting to R174 000 to pay for her friend and officials to go to Bloemfontein to attend the African National Congress Elective Conference in December last year.

The MEC together with the Head of Department, Matshidiso Mogale and other senior managers, had appeared before the Committee last week and were asked to bring supporting documentation that would speak to their responses on the alleged misuse of public funds, which they failed to provide.

In a statement the MEC read to the Committee, the MEC said; "I, as the MEC responsible for Social Development, Women, Children, Youth and People with Disability, sincerely apologise to the people of the North West province; the Premier and Executive Council Members; and Members of the Provincial Legislature on behalf of my office and myself for having an oversight on the procurement processes. Following the recommendations made by the Standing Committee, I still recommit that all the money due will be paid back to the state coffers in full within seven working days effective from today."

The Committee noted the apology and will however still meet and make recommendations to the Legislature.

Chairperson of the Committee, Hon. Chauke said the Committee welcome the admission of guilt by the MEC.

"We welcome the admission of guilt by the MEC and will now leave the matter to those who deployed her to office. An action will also be taken to all officials of the department who misled the Committee," said Hon. Chauke

Statement issued by Namhla Luhabe, North West Social Development, Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities, February 19 2013

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"I, Mosetsanegape MOKOMELE-MOTHIBI,....
...ANCpf member and "as the MEC responsible..., sincerely apologise to (everyone)... on behalf of my office & myself for HAVING AN OVERSIGHT on the procurement processes".

An "OVERSIGHT" comrades; that's all.... just a simple little R174 000.00 . .more

by John Austin on February 19 2013, 20:57
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interesting use of words.
Suck on this Mrs Namhla Luhabe:
Yoou are a phuqueing liar and a thief to boot.

by layman on February 19 2013, 21:26
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Oh really please !
She's a thief - charge her and chuck her in goal where she belongs - we may as well get some return for our taxpayers money

by Hahaha on February 19 2013, 23:06
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Dictionary definition.
Thief: One who steals. Surely our Provinincial MEC's don't steal.Mr. Manuel has assured us that clean governance will prevail. If I steal R174,000 will "oversight" constitute a valid defence? Just asking. Perhaps President Zuma should give this lady an . .more

by Ratel on February 19 2013, 23:08
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Has corruption been decriminalised?
A slight change from the usual denial. Paying back stolen money does not constitute punishment for theft.If a shoplifter gives back the goods after being caught can he walk free with no criminal record? Is this what Zuma means when he says he is taking . .more

by Rock Rabbit on February 19 2013, 23:36
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SOTE
All tarred with the same brush

by Pleb on February 20 2013, 06:46
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theft and corruption
Another corrupt thief.

by Gaina on February 20 2013, 06:54
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corruption corruption corruption
These guys are even worst than I have thought. Is there no end to their corrupt ways of doing. As long as you are not caught. But anyway this was predicted 20 years ago and nobody believed it.

by Pieter on February 20 2013, 07:26
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ANCpf = Vomit
And again.

by mike on February 20 2013, 08:11
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Another recycled revolutionary pilferer.
Definitely the Golden Parachute Chikurubi John.....most definitely!


by Platitudes and Plagiarism on February 20 2013, 08:35
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Struggle credentials
Previously deployed cadres needed 'struggle credentials' - but 18 years down the line it's tricky to get those. So now we have to find other things to put on to the political CV...

by agncvw on February 20 2013, 09:08
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Nx......
Bieng an ordinary ANC member that I am, I think this moron should be fired. we are putting out fires caused by corruption and on the other hand this idiot uses state funds to attend the Congress.
Didn't she think about the shame she was putting . .more

by Njabuliso on February 20 2013, 09:39
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Why not prosecute this guy?
Why are there criminal laws when they are not invoked? Politicians apperently believe that they are above the law and that "an apology" would do the trick. This is not a communist country where such gimmicks could be pulled off!

by Justice on February 20 2013, 10:00
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Steal a can of beans and
you go to jail for 6 months.

Steal R174,000 (12,500 cans of beans) and if you are cANCer, you get a slap on the wrist, and get to pay it back interest free.

Lovely country we live in. George Orwell would have been so proud.

by Pan on February 20 2013, 10:28
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Further investigation...

The ease with which this lady offers to pay back money she clearly did not expect to and the apparent availability of the cash suggest that some further financial investigation be done...

by Dinks on February 20 2013, 12:59
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Under Sharia law
the whole lot of the ANC gang would be missing their hands. Sharia law looks better to me every day considering our insane circumstances. I also notice that the bucks have not been paid back yet- all we have is a promise of an ANC creature. We know what . .more

by Walter on February 20 2013, 16:01
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