Fraud case: DA won’t act on Atwaru yet

2014-02-27 00:00

THE DA has said it will monitor the criminal fraud case against Msunduzi DA councillor Naleni Atwaru closely and “take appropriate action where necessary”.

The DA’s KZN provincial chairperson, Haniff Hoosen, said as a policy, the DA does not suspend individuals based on allegations. “We only take action once a matter has gone to court. We follow this policy to ensure that our members are protected against frivolous charges and accusations.”

Hoosen said if and when Atwaru is asked to plead to the charges and it is apparent that the trial will proceed against her, the DA will consider what steps ought to be taken.

He said the party is committed to clean governance.

Atwaru and medical doctor Terence Govender face multiple charges of defrauding the Road Accident Fund of around R800 000 between 2006 and 2009.

They are due to appear in court again next month when a trial date is expected to be set.

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