STATEMENT ISSUED BY MASILO MABETA, MP
SPOKESPERSON FOR JUSTICE
UDM is shocked by the revelations of massive fraud and corruption at the
Department of Justice.
It is unacceptable that nearly 500 cases of misconduct and fraud have been
reported since 1997. The Department of Justice should be setting the example in
the fight against corruption, and not in the practice thereof.
In the Eastern Cape alone, 14 Justice Department officials have been charged
with fraud, theft and corruption totalling nearly R 20 million!
The UDM calls on the Minister of Justice to immediately institute an official
investigation covering the whole Department, as proof of his, and Government's,
commitment to root out corruption in our society.
Masilo Mabeta, MP
16 May 2000