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Public protector acts in Ekurhuleni following FF Plus complaints

The Public Protector (PP) expressed strong views during a conversation with the FF Plus during the past week against irregularities and alleged corruption at the Ekurhuleni department of human settlements, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on social development says.

According to Adv. Alberts, a delegation of the PP’s office, expressed concerns about various problems at the low-cost housing unit on the East Rand, especially in Tweedy Park in Brakpan and Farrarmere Gardens in Benoni and offered proposals to address the problems and resolve them.

This follows a request addressed to the PP of the FF Plus in April last year after numerous allegations of maladministration and corruption at the department were made. The PP was approached because the complaints did not receive any attention from the Ekurhuleni Metro.

Some of the complaints included that officials responsible for the management and awarding of residences in the settlements had received bribes to put applicants higher on the waiting lists and that no maintenance had been done to buildings. The PP has recommended the following steps:

 

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