Allegations of maladministration at Robben Island Museum

Ex-Robben Island political prisoners are up in arms over delays in dealing with alleged corruption and maladministration at the museum.

CAPE TOWN - Ex-Robben Island political prisoners are up in arms over delays in dealing with alleged corruption and maladministration at the museum

The council has ordered a new investigation into the claims, saying legalities make it impossible to act on a forensic report finalised last year. 

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The Ex-Political Prisoners’ Association is fed-up, saying it’s all delaying tactics. 

It’s been 18 months since a probe was first launched by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa into allegations of malfeasance at one of the world’s most iconic heritage sites. 

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Despite repeated calls for its findings to be made public, the report has remained under wraps and those implicated, untouched.

Instead, new chairperson of the Robben Island Council, Michael Masutha, says an independent probe is needed. 

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But the ex-political prisoners association says this is unnecessary stalling. 

The council says it will take at least two months to wrap up the new probe. 

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