Report of probe by presidency incorrect – NYDA

2013-02-27 16:55

The presidency was not probing the alleged misuse of funds by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) on Youth Day last year, the agency has said.

Responding to a report in the Daily Dispatch newspaper yesterday, spokesperson Siyabonga Magadla said the report was wrong.

“The NYDA would like to put it on record that President Jacob Zuma’s office is not investigating the NYDA as alleged by the Daily Dispatch. As such, the newspaper article is incorrect and misleading,” he said.

The report states the agency was being investigated, with the focus on provincial leaders within the NYDA who organised the one-day R5 million celebrations in Port Elizabeth.

The probe began after a whistle-blower made allegations to the NYDA’s national office, which is based in the presidency and reports to minister in the presidency Collins Chabane.

“The NYDA can, however, confirm that it is conducting its own internal investigations into allegations of possible misuse of funds allocated to the 2012 Youth Day celebrations held in Nelson Mandela Bay,” said Magadla.

“Details and the scope of the investigation can, however, not be revealed or discussed at this stage, as this may compromise the investigation.”

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Ireland centre Payne out of RWC
Jones: Japan can be 'team of the tournament'
Tuilagi gets punishment cut
As it happened: New Zealand 47-9 Tonga
Traffic Alerts

The phrase for today is:”Out of the blue.” Expect the unexpected and work with the changeable energy. Your intuition is more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.