A senior advisor to Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has taken special leave following allegations contained in a newspaper report.
The City Press newspaper alleges that there is an audio recording that implicates Thami ka Plaatjie and two colleagues in plans to siphon off part of the R200-million
pledged to water-starved residents.
The Department's Head of Communications Yonela Diko says after the allegations surfaced, ka Plaatjie sent a writte n request to Sisulu that he be placed on special leave while investigations are underway into the matter.
Diko says, "One of the key pillars of minister Sisulu's multi-pronged approach to fixing the department and making sure that we have universal access to fresh water for everyone was to root out corruption.
Any money that is available needs to be channeled to the right place.
So, we frown upon any attempt by anyone to embezzle.
So, when this audio came out, the senior adviser himself Thami ka Plaatjie, he decided to write to the minister to say minister this has come up can
I get special leave.
The minister endorsed the request, so he is on special leave while investigations are underway." (Pic: Thami ka Plaatjie) "https://scontent-jnb1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83314215_3218131294905899_5412831495125467136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=9XKsN0gJYHIAX-KYI5J&_nc_ht=scontent-jnb1-1.xx&oh=2fb42dff92e59a2d537d265005ac512f&oe=5EFA8949"
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