Costs of Ministerial Homes Renovations under Scrutiny

Parliament- The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has instructed the Director-General of the Department of Public Works, Mr Sam Vukela, to submit a detailed report on costs incurred by the department as a result of deviations and contract expansions during renovations of ministerial houses.

During a meeting with the department to discuss deviations and expansions in the public sector Scopa Chairperson Mr Themba Godi said the report must also include total costs of extras such as braai areas in the ministerial homes.

The Director-General was also ordered to investigate the circumstances around the employment of department Chief Financial Officer Mr Cox Mokgoro.

Members of Scopa wanted clarity on the employment of Mr Mokgoro as well as the contracting of his company, Honey Cloud Enterprises, to the Department of Public Works after a Treasury report raised questions about the process followed.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa