ISSUED BY THE UDM CAUCUS
the deliberation of the United Democratic Movement Caucus, the status of the
legality of the contract of the Director General of Home Affairs, Billy Masetlha
The UDM believes that since there is a question mark over the status of the DG
of Home Affairs on the legality of his contract that payment of Billy Masetlha's
salary should be stopped immediately and a process started to recover salaries
that were paid to him since the lapse of his contract.
Its unthinkable that the ANC government can allow that a Department be held
hostage by an individual who seemingly refuses to sign a performance agreement.
Its is furthermore unacceptable that the possibility of unauthorised expenditure
being incurred in the Department of Home Affairs on a daily basis, due to the
possible illegality of the DG's contract. Such unauthorised expenditure will
only be reported on by the Auditor General a full year from now, when its is a
The Department of Home Affairs is continuously under a cloud of suspicion. There
is also clearly a breach of trust between the Minister of Home Affairs and
the DG. This situation cannot be allowed to continue, as it is now it impacts on
good governance, sound financial management and service delivery.
Annelizé van Wyk, MP
UDM Spokesperson on Home Affairs
082 557 4184
Dr Gerhard Koornhof, MP
UDM Spokesperson on Public Accounts
083 - 308 6864
11 October 2001