DWS is for all intents and purposes bankrupt - Themba Godi, Scopa

The Department of Water and Sanitation has overspent its R14 billion budget by R2 billion and the Auditor General has asked it to state whether it is a going concern.

CapeTalk's John Maytham spoke to the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) Themba Godi about the state of accounts at DWS.

Our main concern is that we have no department anymore in terms of functionality.

Themba Godi, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa)

He says the DWS seems unable to account for how its resources have been overused.

The department is for all intents and purposes bankrupt.

Themba Godi, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa)

He says it is not just a matter of the accounts, but everything has 'fallen apart.'

He says the new minister will have' a steep mountain to climb' but Parliament needs to hold an inquiry into what has happened.

To get that department back on its feet, you first need to understand where is the rot, who are the rotten apples, and take them out.

Themba Godi, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa)

Take a listen to what Godi has to say:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : DWS is for all intents and purposes bankrupt - Themba Godi, Scopa


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