South Africa: Nomvula Mokonyane - Yet Another Premier's Denial of R1.3 Billion for Alexandra Renewal Project

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Former Gauteng housing MEC and premier Nomvula Mokonyane has parried allegations that she might have anything to do with the controversial R1.3bn meant for the Alexandra Renewal Project. She denied that any money had been allocated to the project.

Former Gauteng housing MEC and premier Nomvula Mokonyane has denied that the Alexandra Renewal Project failed during her tenure and maintained that there was never an allocation of R1.3-billion for the project.

"Hardly a cent was allocated of an amount of R1.3-billion for the Alexandra Renewal Project," Mokonyane told the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and public protector inquiry into the Alexandra Renewal Project.

Alexandra township. The Human Rights Commission and public protector inquiry was established in 2019 to investigate whether the alleged R1.3bn budget allocated to the Alexandra Renewal Project was properly used. (Photo: Gallo Images / Fani Mahuntsi)

"This was an estimate that came through a business plan that was developed for the implementation for the Alexandra renewal," said Mokonyane.

The inquiry was set up to investigate social and economic conditions in Alexandra, their impact on fundamental human rights and whether this amounted to maladministration, abuse of power, corruption or improper conduct.

Mokonyane admitted that the project had...

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