ANC, DA welcome eThekwini probe
Durban - Political parties have welcomed the outcome of the forensic investigation into corruption and maladministration in the eThekwini Municipality.
"The African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the report on the investigation on allegations of fraud and irregular expenditure," said ANC provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala.
He said his organisation had called on KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance MEC Nomusa Dube to investigate the municipality.
"As the ANC, we are committed to the principle of good governance which is central in the provision of service delivery to our people," he said.
The party supported the recommendations contained in the report.
The investigation found numerous irregularities in the awarding of tenders and that councillors were involved in entities that did business with the municipality.
Democratic Alliance caucus leader Tex Collins also welcomed the investigation's findings.
"The seriousness of such a report cannot be underestimated and the initiative of the MEC must be applauded for her principled stance against corruption and fraud," he said.
The report would provide the answers to many of the questions the DA had been asking for a long time.