ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR HOME AFFAIRS
question of whether the Director General of Home Affairs, Billy Masetlha, is
operating without a legal contract still remains unanswered.
The UDM finds this state of affairs unacceptable and believes that it shows a
complete disregard for responsible and good governance. The matter could again
not be resolved at a Parliamentary Home Affairs Committee meeting today.
A proposal to appoint a sub-committee to fully investigate the matter was
blocked by the ANC Committee Chairperson, Mr Mokoena.
The UDM believes that merely inviting the Chairperson of the Public Service
Commission to address the Committee on this matter will not get to the bottom of
the problem. It will not provide all the answers that are required to put a
currently unhealthy situation right.
The role of the DG, who is also the Accounting Officer of the Department, is
simply too important to let this matter carry on unresolved. In the end it will
impact on the taxpayer. It cannot be ignored.
The UDM urges the ANC government and the Minister of Home Affairs to resolve
this issue in the interests of good governance.
Ms Annelizé van Wyk, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Home Affairs
25 September 2001