North West MEC Hoffman Galeng to explain the R600k security detail at his home

North West MEC Hoffman Galeng to explain the R600k security detail at his home

The North West MEC for social development Hoffman Galeng has until Tuesday to try and explain why he has security detail of more than R600 000 at his private home.

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Scopa (The Standing Committee on Public Accounts) wants Galeng to own up to the recent reports that he used public funds to pay for four security guards at his home.

More than R600 000 was spent on the security in a one-year period. reported earlier that Galeng has security guards that work two per shift at his home in Vryburg every day. Why Galeng need these guards is unclear because he normally stays at his home in Mahikeng.

The deadline was given to Galeng comes after Scopa had a meeting with the department. News24 reports the department could not give a full report on the precise amount that has been used for the security upgrades at Galeng's home.

It is also unclear who is responsible for making the arrangements.

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Poppy Moremi, the head of NW department of social development, confirmed that they ignored suggestions by SAPS after an assessment was made at Galeng's home.

According to the suggestions, the department would have paid around R128 398.

Rather than using the recommendations, the department used the services of a security company.

The company was hired in July 2017 and the contract ended in July 2018 because of irregularities.

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At this point, fingers are pointing in many different directions and the person responsible for the whole mess has yet to take responsibility.

Galeng did make a promise that the department would make sure that a complete report is submitted before Tuesday.

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