The Democratic Alliance (DA) said former Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Makonyane disregarded South Africans lives during the years she worked at the department.
“It is clear that Mokonyane is not fit to serve South Africans in any leadership capacity and her conduct is reflective of someone who disregards South Africans’ lives,” said the DA.
The DA is expected to write to Public Protector, Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to request that she give an update on the investigation of Makonyane’s case following a request it had put in 2016 into alleged tender irregularities while she was still managing Water and Sanitation department.
According to reports, “Documents show that former Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, might have had a hand in the appointment of LTE Consulting Engineers to work on the Giyani Water Project.. LTE was appointed without a public tender process by Lepelle Northern Water.”
“The DA reiterates our request that Public Protector finalises the probe into Mokonyane, should there be found that Mokonyane acted irregularly, she be held personally responsible for her role,” said the DA.
The DA has also alleged that under Mokonyane’s watch the department was grossly mismanaged; procurement processes were flouted; and tenders created for friends which caused the department to face near bankruptcy.
“Mokonyane definitely has a case to answer for failing millions of people struggling without water, due to poor infrastructure, possible corruption and the mismanagement of our water resources,” the DA maintained.