2000

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE


FRAUD AND CORRUPTION AT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY MASILO MABETA, MP
SPOKESPERSON FOR JUSTICE

The 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.

Enquiries:
Masilo Mabeta, MP

Cape Town
16 May 2000