W Cape council's computers seized

2013-04-14 18:40
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Johannesburg - The Hawks have seized computers and cellphones owned by the Cederberg municipality in Western Cape as part of their investigations into corruption in the municipality, police said on Sunday.

"Yes, we conducted a search and seizure operation on Friday 12 April as part of an investigation into the municipality in Clanwilliam," said Hawks spokesperson Captain Paul Ramoloko.

Democratic Alliance leader in Cederberg Helmar Geyer said the Hawks had to clamp down on the "corruption riddled" ANC-run municipality.

"After continuous protests and outcries from the DA about the total mismanagement of the municipality at the hands of the African National Congress, action is finally being taken," said Geyer.

The Hawks investigation comes after the DA in Cederberg wrote to the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela alerting her of "various issues of corruption and mismanagement".

"The DA is very happy with the progress that is being made in the investigation. We are confident that the complete truth of the ANC mismanagement in Cederberg will come to light," said Geyer.

Efforts to get immediate comment from the municipality were not successful.

- SAPA

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