SANRAL chased from Parliament for failing to explain R1.1 billion irregular expenditure

NOVEMBER 17, 2016

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday sent the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) packing for not providing the Committee with the information it had requested on irregular expenditure.

"Scopa had stipulated all the information required from Sanral in the invitation letter sent to the agency.

"The Committee is shocked at the apparent lack of preparation displayed by Sanral," described Faith Kwaza, at Parliament's Communications Services.

"Sanral’s presentation was vague, with no specific information, and the Chairperson of the board and the management of Sanral could not give answers to the questions asked by members of the Committee.

The Committee has requested Sanral to send to the Committee all the required information, including details of who is responsible for the irregular expenditure amounting to R1.1 billion and whether that amount has been recovered.

The information must reach the Committee by Wednesday, 23 November 2016.