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“The department is currently in the process of filling all critical posts to improve its capacity to deliver services to the public. The director SCM, is one of those and it is important in improving compliance and the audit position of the department” He said before the completion of his transfer, all necessary security verifications were done, and the department were unable to find anything prohibiting him from being employed in the public service and anywhere else. Eastern Cape NPA spokesperson Luxolo Tyali gave confirmation that Ludidi is still an accused in the matter. “Nqaba Ludidi is still an accused in the matter. I have just checked the indictment,” he stated. Weekend Witness reports that Ludidi resigned from the metro while investigations were ongoing on the Mandela scandal. When questioned, Ludidi said: “The department has responded to your media inquiry, and the response is adequate. However, if you have further inquiries, please refer to Mr. Ncalane, head of communication”. The DA’s spokesperson for KZN transport, Sharon Hoosen, said the department (transport) is in crisis. She said they have had four different MECs in the space of four years and the department has incurred more than R28 billion in irregular expenditure. “This employment just reaffirms the corrupt manner and procedures this department continues to exercise. It is becoming a department where fraud and corruption continue to exist while consequence management does not hold any power” “This province will blindly disregard any allegations of fraud and corruption on an individual as long as comrades can survive with redeployment,” Hoosen stated.