MP'S widow secretly gets P1 million from govt

Motowane died in December 2012
Motowane died in December 2012

The Auditor General has made a shocking finding in which the widow of former assistant minister of Local Government Maxwell Motowane was paid close to P 1million by government as compensation for her husband's death. The office sought explanation from relevant government departments but there was nobody willing to account.

In his  2013-2014 annual report, the Auditor General complained that no explanation was given to justify the amount, nor was there any law that prescribed such compensation.

“In this particular case, despite persistent inquiries with senior officers of the Ministry, I have not been able to obtain a clear explanation of the circumstances of the death of the Assistant Minister, which justified the payment of compensation, save a statement that clarification had been sought from the Office of the President and the National Assembly and that they had both agreed,” said the AG report.

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