Judiciary Inquiry needed
AFTER reading the article (“Probe into Ekurhuleni Housing Corruption”, October 10), I wish to comment on the matter.
The DA in Ekurhuleni has taken note of the stated intention of the Deputy Director-General of Gauteng’s Human Settlements Keith Khoza’s intentions to investigate councillor Chauke’s alleged fraudulent sale of houses.
However, we must state that we do not trust their investigative unit. This was because this unit took another case of housing fraud in Daveyton in 2013 and – to date – have not come back to the community of Daveyton with answers on this matter.
I posed questions in council for written reply in 2015, to the then MMC for Human Settlements, Aubrey Nxumalo, on this matter.
In his reply, he stated he was aware of this investigation, but he did not have a progress report on it. To date, the silence on this issue is deafening.
We, therefore, as the DA, believe a judicial inquiry into this matter is the only initiative that would highlight the level of corruption and stop communities and the poor from being robbed of their hopes of owning their own homes by corrupt politicians and officials.
We will continue to call on the government to institute this much-needed inquiry.
Currently, the DA is inundated by members of the community who do not trust the present government but have valid documentary proof of housing corruption. They will, however, only speak to a judicial inquiry for fear of persecution by the corrupt.
We cannot allow corruption to continue to erode our societies, and we will not let this issue rest until the matter is adjourned.
The DA will continue to work with those in need and give a voice to the voiceless. We will do whatever it takes to continue highlighting the high levels of corruption in Ekurhuleni and ensure justice prevails to end this scourge. DA Leader in Ekurhuleni