Themba Godi, the chairman of parliament's prime watchdog body the standing committee on public accounts, says he wants former water and sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane to answer for the destruction of her department without delay - and with possible criminal charges to follow. He's been working on the terms of reference for a joint inquiry by Scopa and the portfolio committee on water and sanitation that will pull in the Treasury, the Special Investigating Unit and the auditor-general. He says he has met with the NPA to ensure that it has a permanent official at the inquiry "to pick up issues" and refer them to the police for investigation. There's not a moment to be lost, says Godi, an African People's Convention MP. "The sooner it starts the better. Before people suffer loss of memory or start disappearing." He says it became clear a full inquiry was necessary after the department failed to answer questions satisfactorily during hearings last month.R25-billion The cost of th...

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