More corrupt officials dismissed in Limpopo

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lebowakgomo - A total of 112 officials have been fired by the Limpopo Provincial Government following the implementation of the anti-fraud and corruption programme, Premier Cassel Mathale, announced on Thursday.

Delivering his 2013 State of the Province Address at the Provincial Legislature in Lebowakgomo, Mathale urged  those who have evidence of wrongdoing against anyone in the province to make it available to law-enforcement agencies for investigations.

“The implementation of the anti-fraud and corruption programme in the public service has resulted in the dismissal of 112 officials

“We remain committed to fight fraud and corruption. We have appealed to communities to partner with government in the fight against this scourge,” he said.

Mathale said the investigation process should be respected by all citizens. “We don’t want slogans; we don’t want sentiments; we want action,” he said.

The province continues to resolve anti-fraud and corruption cases reported through the national anti-corruption hotline of the Public Service Commission.

In November last year, the Commission report showed that the province is amongst the top three in resolving the anti-corruption cases reported to their hotline.

“We remain committed to running an open administration which deals with fraud and corruption decisively,” he said. -