Gauteng government workers who issue out tenders will experience regular security vetting and lifestyle reviews.

Premier David Makhura said that representatives in the territory who sit on the supply chain and offer adjudication committees would be exposed to lifestyle reviews before the finish of February one year from now, reports SowetanLIVE.

Since taking over as premier in 2014, Makhura has situated himself as a champion for anti-corruption and has since taken disliked choices by firing heads of divisions who had been blamed for corrupt activities.

The lifestyle reviews, he stated, would be presented likewise for lower-level staff associated with supply chain processes.

Makhura promised not to stop for a second to fire any individual who fails the verifying procedure.

“We can’t have people who make decisions on tenders not being properly vetted. We will introduce vetting of all state officials, even at lower levels,” Makhura said.

He said it was alarming how a few authorities in the provincial departments were leading lavish lifestyles and driving costly cars which were past their salaries.

He said that they have seen a few people who come to work in small cars, however, drive luxury ones on the ends of the week. He said these are a portion of the individuals the lifestyle reviews would target.

In his first term as premier, Makhura fired three heads of divisions who were blamed for corruption.

In his state of the province address in July, Makhura said that he was happy to battle to guarantee clean governance in the province.

“I am ready to instill the discipline of execution and perfect the art of government delivery, even if this takes a fight. We must govern like business because governing is very serious business,” Makhura said.

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