It’s called ac­count­abil­ity

Sunday Times - - OPINION -

IT seems as if there are peo­ple in the govern­ment and in state in­sti­tu­tions who are hell­bent on mak­ing sure that the “good story” is merely hot air.

ANC de­ploy­ees are a dis­ap­point­ment and the party lead­er­ship is fail­ing to call them to or­der.

Min­is­ter of So­cial De­vel­op­ment Batha­bile Dlamini ac­quired se­cu­rity per­son­nel to pro­tect her chil­dren, at tax­pay­ers’ ex­pense.

This is de­spite the fact that the state is al­ready pro­vid­ing pro­tec­tion ser­vices for her.

Any ex­tra se­cu­rity ser­vices not cov­ered in the min­is­te­rial hand­book should be paid for by the min­is­ter her­self.

As a pub­lic ser­vant, she should lead by ex­am­ple. Af­ter all, she is in charge of a cru­cial port­fo­lio that is re­spon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing a safety net to the pub­lic.

The min­is­ter should be held re­spon­si­ble for her ac­tions. She owes it to the pub­lic to do so. — Tom Mh­langa, Braam­fontein

RE­SPON­SI­BLE: Min­is­ter of So­cial De­vel­op­ment Batha­bile Dlamini

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