MV corruption-buster lauded
A MEMBER of the Military Veterans (MV), Kenny Motsamai, who exposed MV housing corruption in Golden Gardens in Sedibeng, has thanked The Sunday Independent for intervening and stopping a corrupt Sedibeng municipal councillor from blocking the allocation of his and other vets’ RDP houses.
Motsamai said he had received keys to his house last Friday. “Without your (The Sunday Independent’s) help I would be still homeless. The treatment we got from this councillor was not fair. I hope you continue to assist others and continue to expose corrupt officials,” Motsamai said.
Motsamai is a former commander of the Azanian People’s Liberation Army who was released last year from Boksburg prison after spending 27 years in jail for the murder of a North West traffic officer.
“This is now a place I can call home. It is a nice, decent place for me and my family to stay in. I appreciate what the Department of Housing and the Department of Military Veterans has done for us,” Motsamai said.
Last week The Sunday Independent reported about Sedibeng councillor Mthuzimela Skhukhula, who was accused by some MV members of corruption and intimidation. Skhukhula is alleged to have blocked the allocation of at least 20 RDP houses because he wanted to sell 10 of the houses in a corrupt deal.
At the time, Motsamai was about to be evicted by his landlord because he had already used up his R1 200 military veterans monthly grant. Motsamai then approached the office of the Gauteng MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements, Paul Mashatile, to lay his grievances.
Mashatile issued a statement condemning Skhukhula’s actions and promised to investigate the matter. He also called for strong action to be taken against the councillor.
He thanked Motsamai for his bravery in approaching the department and exposing alleged rogue elements in the council.
He encouraged Gauteng residents to emulate Motsamai’s action and speak out against any illegal activities that stood in the way of development.