Public Protector Stakeholder Roadshow heads off to the North West

MAHIKENG MAIL-MAHIKENG: Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Deputy Public Protector Adv. Kholeka Gcaleka visited the North West province where they held talks with the Speaker of the Provincial Legislature, Susana Dantjie, Premier Bushy Maape and his executive council, the House of Traditional Leaders, the provincial Director-General and Heads of Department in Mahikeng on Tuesday.

Adv. Mkhwebane and Adv. Gcaleka then proceeded to Nyetse and Reagile villages outside Zeerust in the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality, where they conducted inspections in loco at service delivery problem areas. The Public Protectors Adv. Mkhwebane during her visit to the province highlighted the continued fraud, corruption, nepotism and maladministration by officials in municipalities. She also mentioned the abuse of power and state resources by officials but no implementation of remedial action taken against them.
The roadshow was a flagship outreach programme of the Public Protector South Africa (PPSA) during which the office interacts with parties interested in its work in fulfilment of its constitutional mandate to investigate, report on and remedy alleged or suspected improper conduct in all state affairs and to be accessible to all persons and communities. Through the roadshow, the PPSA sought to strengthen ties and foster collaboration and cooperation between itself and organs of state including provincial legislatures, government departments, municipalities and traditional authorities, with a view to promoting quality service delivery and good governance in state affairs.