Shilowa failed at graft

Mbhazima Shilowa ducked the question on corruption when he was Gauteng premier (Sowetan interview, January 29).

Mbhazima Shilowa ducked the question on corruption when he was Gauteng premier (Sowetan interview, January 29).

He is a man of integrity, but he was not successful fighting graft.

According to the Public Service Commission, only 51 out of 616 fraud cases referred by the National Anti-Corruption Hotline were finalised between September 2004 and March 2008. More than half (55percent) received no response. In 2007-2008, feedback was received for 50 of the 222 cases referred. Only 10 were closed. An astounding 73percent of cases were ignored.

Jack Bloom MPL, DA Leader, Gauteng Legislature

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