Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, says she will leave no stone unturned in investigating maladministration in the construction of RDP houses. This comes after talks with communities in KwaZulu-Natal today.
She says a comprehensive report will be compiled and submitted to municipalities and the provincial departments of Human Settlements and Transport. Madonsela says those found guilty will face the law. There are two processes she says - the first one is to make sure that those things that can be fixed immediately are fixed.
The Public Protector says then - there are major complaints - the wire houses that have not yet been fixed or people that are still on the waiting list - or people that claim that their homes were given to wrong people - those ones require a proper investigation and at the end of that investigation they will then file a report that will be given to Human Settlement department in that province.
He says a key issue on the quality side is the certification by the building inspectors - very close being delivered in the time of eight months
Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Human Settlements, Ravi Pillay, says his department has tightened up procurement processes to curb any maladministration and corruption into the construction of RDP houses. He says he is happy that a certification and a monitoring system is in place since he took over the department.
"We have already begun some time ago now tightening up procurement processes. A key issue on the quality side is the certification by the building inspectors - very close being delivered in the time of eight months that I have been in the office - I am reasonable satisfied with the quality that is being prepared. Of course NHBRC which is being represented here has also got a key role to play in that quality control because at the end of the day they will pick up the tap and they will have to pay for that ratification."