KZN LEGISLATURE ESTABLISHES TWO SPECIAL AD HOC COMMITTEES
14 October 2020
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Attention: News/Assignment Editors, Political Reporters, Reporters
From: KZN Legislature Communications Unit
RE: KZN LEGISLATURE ESTABLISHES TWO SPECIAL AD HOC COMMITTEES
KwaZulu-Natal Legislature has established two special ad hoc committees which will deal with issues relating to investigations of corruption and the other one will deal with land claims and related matters.
This week both committees sat, separately, for the first time to go through the terms of reference and elect chairpersons of the two committees.
Ad hoc committee on investigations, which is led by Hon Maggie Govender, will focus on, amongst other things, investigations that were conducted but for which there was no outcome such as implementation of recommendations or even submission of reports.
“The lack of swift intervention and appropriate action taken against offenders identified in investigations, often also results in irrecoverable financial losses by government.
“Lack of implementation of recommendations of investigative reports often also
culminates in a failure to address inadequate systems of control and the failure to
implement adequate risk management strategies,” said Hon Govender, who is also
chairperson of SCOPA in the Provincial Legislature.
The other committee is led by Hon Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha, who also chairs Agriculture and Rural Development Portfolio Committee and its task include working with other stakeholders in investigating bottlenecks in issues relating to land claims in the province.
It is hoped that, in the interest of transparency and rooting out corruption, all stakeholders will co-operate with the committees. Members of the public who may be in possession of information that could be of assistance to the committees are also encouraged to contact the two committees.
Issued by KZN Legislature Communications Unit