23 April 2012 – Johannesburg City welcomes allegations made against metro police by the Corruption Watch report and takes issues raised seriously.

We believe criticism from the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) can improve our service delivery initiatives and urge members of the public to urgently draw our attention on any shortcomings or wrongdoing they observe from employees.

Corruption is a multi-faceted problem that impacts on many areas of society and this also impacts on the work we do.

It is for this reason that the City has a no-nonsense approach against corruption and committed to weed this out. Many measures are already in place to prevent and eliminate such activity.

Many measures identified in the report as well as others, are already in place to prevent and eliminate such activity. Management will also thoroughly review the report and implement controls and recommendations. We will also ensure that controls are in place to implement any bother issues arising from the report.

The city has demonstrated its commitment to clean governance and accelerated service delivery during the recent intensive 2040 Growth and Development Strategy engagement with various stakeholders citywide.

We urge communities to report corruption and wrongdoing activity on our 24 hour toll-free line: 0800 203 712.

Issued on behalf of:

The City Manager’s Office

By:

Gabu Tugwana
Group Communications Director
Phone: 011 407 7162
Cellular: 082 49 55673

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Johannesburg City welcomes allegations made against metro police by the Corruption Watch report and takes issues raised seriously.