Tau to appoint new integrity commissioner

JHB mayor Parks Tau says the previous commissioner passed away three weeks ago.

FILE: Joburg Mayor Parks Tau. Picture: Reinart Toetien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau says the city is in the process of appointing a new integrity commissioner to tackle corruption at government institutions

Tau delivered the African National Congress (ANC)'s manifesto for the metro in Kliptown yesterday while also celebrating the 61st anniversary of the adoption of the Freedom Charter.

The mayor told supporters he's pleased to be running for his post for another term

He says tackling corruption is high on his agenda should the ruling party retain the metro.

Tau says the previous integrity commissioner passed away three weeks ago.

"We are very thankful to Judge Jules Browde for working with the City of Joburg for almost 16 years now, he has been the integrity commissioner. He worked late into his age taking into account he was 90-years-old."

He says the process to get a new integrity commissioner is underway.

"We've started the process of recruiting an integrity commissioner and he will be appointed in the next term of office."