Tebogo Msimanga |
Corruption in Limpopo province has reached a boiling point which threatens peace between society and the government.
The Conty Lebepe Foundation (ConLeF) is calling upon President Cyril Ramaphosa to extend the SIU investigations into Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) in Limpopo. “ We have received evidence of corruption on fraudulent contracts and payments of work that was never done” read a statement issued by Chairperson, Conty Lebepe
Their reports allegedly include unfinished water projects at Mashamothane, Buffelshoek and other areas in the Province while the contractors are fully paid.
“We also have evidence alleging that Lepelle Northern Water paid R9 million into the bank account of a contractor without any job been done followed by the allegations saying that the money was given to this contractor to keep it for LNW so that it doesn’t go back to the treasury as it was at the end of a financial year.”
The foundation is concerned with rampant looting of State resources. ConLef wonders when will the residents of Giyani, Sekgosese, Vhembe, Blouberg, Sekhukhune, Waterberg and other areas stop drinking water with animals.
The foundation stressed that this matter is urgent and requires both the President and the Minister of Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu to intervene.
The ConLeF stressed that it is not going to allow a group of “greedy few” to put the lives of the majority at risk. It concluded by saying the community is thirsty.