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Human Settlements HOD Sentenced To Ten Years For Corruption

Just When the millions of south africans are still awaiting an opportunity to enjoy the fruits of their hard fought freedom against the brutal apartheid regime,some of the people have enjoying this benefits forever.The corrupt government officials have been enriching themselves forever since the dawn of democracy,the majority of south africans are failing to secure the land for the mere human settlements,those with some piece of land and stances have waited for well over two decades for the government to build them the affordable houses through the Reconstruction Development Programme,this tendered programmes have fallen into the dirty hands of the selfish politicians who directed all the capital to their pockets without doing the job.The former Head Of Department for Human Settlements in the province of the Free State Mpho Mokoena was found guilty of misusing the public funds back in 2010,Mpho redirected more than 500 million to his pockets,the funds were meant to build the indegents the affordable homes.Mpho pleaded guilty in all counts,the court sentenced Mpho Mokoena to 10 years imprisonment plus five years for contravening the public funds act.All the sentence was suspended,the court show some leniency to Mpho Mokoena because he pleaded guilty for all the accusations.The South Africans in the social media are happy for the verdict but they have shown some disappointment on the fact that the court suspended the sentence.The suspended sentence means that the accused will not spend jail time or face direct imprisonment,he'll be living like any other citizen but the police will be monitoring him on a weekly or monthly basis.There are many unfinished projects in the province of the Free State,the residents were ordered to demolish their old structures to make a way for affordable four roomed house,some of this house were left without roof and some were just left with the concrete slaps.It is quite surprising how the court handled this matter,the suspect will be living like nothing had happened,many politicians got away with a very serious corruption allegations.

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