Ngobeni should be fired - DA

2014-10-05 16:50
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Johannesburg - Allegations about KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni's dealings with businessman Thoshan Panday should see her fired, the DA said on Sunday.

"The DA calls for the immediate axing of Ngobeni," said Democratic Alliance member of the provincial legislature Rishigen Viranna.

Last week, The Witness newspaper reported on a dossier it had obtained which it claimed indicated Panday had paid for a party in 2010 for Ngobeni's husband.

The newspaper reported that the dossier contained invoices, payment slips and sworn statements that indicated Panday had paid for the celebration.

In the same year, Panday was also linked to an investigation into the allegedly inflated prices - apparently amounting to R60m - that his company charged police for World Cup accommodation deal.

Previously, the Hawks investigated Ngobeni and Panday in connection with the party payments, but the inquiry was abandoned, reportedly due to a lack of evidence.

On Sunday, Viranna said that the DA called on provincial community safety MEC Willies Mchunu to take a "firm stand" on the matter.

"We call on him to present an executive statement to the provincial legislature without delay, outlining the punitive actions he will be taking against Commissioner Ngobeni.

"This must include the immediate firing of the Commissioner."

Comment from Mchunu's office was not immediately available.

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