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Let me start today by addressing some of the historical issues that have beset this department and its minister recently.
Two, in particular, bear mentioning only because of the magnitude and impact of each. Cue the Beit Bridge border fence saga. The DA certainly welcomes the finding of the SIU that the profits paid to the contractor were irregular and must be recovered, although this might change on appeal. We are also watching with interest to see the outcomes of the various disciplinary hearings, which are still not completed, two years after the event. It is astounding that Minister Patricia De Lille has managed to evade any censure, despite the entire project arising from a directive signed by her.
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