News24

I'll resign if corruption is found: Zille

2011-08-17 15:01

Cape Town - Someone "with an axe to grind" used the Sunday Times newspaper to create a scandal over a communications tender in the Western Cape, Premier Helen Zille said on Wednesday.

"Someone with an axe to grind leaked one selected document out of a whole process to give the impression that there had been a breach of regulations or some sort of corruption where there was none," Zille told journalists at her offices in Cape Town.

"We have a clear example of someone being used by someone with an agenda."

The Sunday Times reported on its front page that Zille's office had awarded a R1bn communication budget over two years to the agency TBWA Hunt Lascaris without following proper tender procedures.

The newspaper based the article on information supplied by an anonymous "whistleblower".

Will resign if any corruption found

Zille, who has asked the auditor general to conduct an audit on the tender and has promised to resign if any corruption is found in the matter, said the R1bn amount mentioned by the Sunday Times was a fabrication.

"The R1bn or now R1.5bn price is complete nonsense," she said.

"We estimate that the provincial government spends between R50m and R70m per year on services relevant to the TBWA Hunt Lascaris contract."

The provincial government gave out the tender as it wanted to improve its "fruit salad" communications strategy and effectively communicate its philosophy and delivery agenda.

"Citizens have a right to know what they get for their taxes and their mandate - irrespective of who they voted for.

"The fact is that the Western Cape government does not have a particularly good track record of communicating who we are and what the public is due by government."

Zille said "the gist of the Sunday Times story was a cherry picking from the internal Treasury assessment into the tender".

"These sort of Treasury documents are used as part of the routine of internal, robust evaluation we encourage within this government.

"Unfortunately this particular assessment document can be misinterpreted as if best practice is required and any deviation from ideal best practice is a regulatory violation, which is not the case.

"There was no regulatory violation at all, let alone corruption."

Comments
  • Baddy - 2011-08-17 15:04

    Here's me wishing Ma"dumb"a will follow suite and say the same!!! :)

      Uthando - 2011-08-17 15:30

      Thank you Ms Zille for making it clear that the public deserve to know what happens with their tax money. Show these wolves what acountability looks like... ...and if, only if, for some odd reason, corruption is unravelled, I'll be very mad at you till kingdom come.

      MTRJ - 2011-08-17 15:32

      I'm afraid the ANC will do anything to "prove" there is corruption to get her to resign.... It's how they operate. They are masters at cooking the books, so this might just backfire on her. Eish!

      Albo - 2011-08-17 15:32

      What she is saying is just plain, `good common sense`. If the ANC would have to say the same thing, there would be no politicians left. How we can dream...

      stephen scott - 2011-08-17 15:34

      Why are the only politicians in this country with balls, female?

      Audacious12 - 2011-08-17 15:35

      Now I'm glad I live in Cape Town

      My2c - 2011-08-17 15:36

      Ek daag stortkop uit om te bedank as daar enige korupsie uit sy kamp kom, en sy opvolger, en sy opvolger.

      sganja - 2011-08-17 15:38

      Let's wait and see

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-17 15:42

      If the ANC followed suite, all their MPs would have to resign

      WiseOwl2 - 2011-08-17 15:54

      Pity these other Gravy train comrades dont have any pride,dignity or self respect and also resign.

      myancmyfutur - 2011-08-17 16:03

      Julius has also offered to share the loot with maases if they're found in his account.

      Steen - 2011-08-17 16:03

      I smell a rat, she will change her tune once the auditor General finish with the audits.

      tryanything - 2011-08-17 17:52

      Steen go and have a bath or shower with lots of lifebouy the smell will go away..

      tryanything - 2011-08-17 19:16

      And your first movement today was on something the white man brought for you....

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 19:58

      here we are ladies and Gentlemen... A TRUE CIVIL SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE... Backs up what she believes in!!!!!!!! HONESTY!!!!!!!!!! INTEGRITY!!!!!!!!!! RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!! As for the ANC... NONE OF THE ABOVE IS APPLICABLE!!!! Look no further than Tony Ehrenreich.... he is behind this.... but most important.... FIND THAT PERSON THAT RELEASED THE BELATED DOCUMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Ogre - 2011-08-17 21:39

      @Transformation:"You(r) past will forever be a stick behind you, that is why the rest of the world keeps rejecting you". These words seem just as relevant to you as you cannot seem to move past the last 1000 years of your own history."White(ANC government and cronies) South Africans have robbed, murdered and plundered the country for the past 200(17) yrs, its quite amazing how they have all of a sudden become the stewards democracy". Just place the words in brackets in the place of the preceding word or number and it is uncanny how close it is to the facts evident to the public. Makes you think if your subcoscious is not trying to tell you something.

      Howzitekse - 2011-08-18 06:11

      Stinks

      Sickoflondon - 2011-08-18 08:32

      Nox, she risk risked her life and work to expose Apartheid crimes, it is pple like her that helped bring apartheid to an end far more peacefully than it would have otherwise... Why you might ask? because she helped convince the whites in SA that it was wrong!! She did more than you or your family ever did, and she is called a white racist!! With the ANC gunning for her do you really think that she could be corrupt? She would get found out in an instance.... When an ANC member is corrupt all they ever do is call Juju and get him to say something racist, and then everyone focuses on him rather than the ANC minister or family member RAPING South Africa. You should be applauding her, regardless of whether you like her, the DA or even whites, for doing the right thing. It is because of your hatred that the ANC know they can steal with impunity, as you would rather spend your time hating whites than making sure that SA is run properly.

      geewiz - 2011-08-18 11:44

      @Steen: such as "lets get back to work now." How dumb can you be, screwing up and then go & ask the Auditor-general to expose you? Vat jou kop reg?

      Kevin - 2011-08-18 12:49

      From a source that has now left Government lately ...i've left because before it was only top staff involved in corruption,but now it's become a free for all!!!

      DW - 2011-08-19 10:52

      myancmyfutur - Malema doesnt put the money in his own account so it is easy to make that kind of statement. It goes into his son's trust account. Or it is given to him in cash, which he uses to spend on wonderful expensive weekends away. Or people "lend" him very expensive cars which remain in their names. There are many ways to skin a cat. Malema knows that if the money is in his own account he will have to pay tax on it (just like the rest of the taxpayers in this country). Now why would he want to pay tax? He SPENDS tax. He doesn't PAY it. And that is YOUR tax money. So glad that you are happy for him to have his way with it. Why dont you just give him your account pin number and tell him to help himself to your salary every month while he is about it? Its exactly the same thing. He is STEALING money paid by TAXPAYERS meant for service delivery. And you are ok with that. Well I am not.

  • biskit - 2011-08-17 15:06

    Zille's confident - It's a fine example of accountability

      MrSpiderman - 2011-08-17 15:14

      Now let's see whether jz or malemmer can better this one!!

      ratex - 2011-08-17 15:24

      @spiderman, if the cANCer grew some balls and made the same statment, heck they will have to resign. The entire cANCer is guilty of tender fraud, theft, fraud, nepatism etc etc etc. They (cANCer), will never make such a bold statment about themselves, why beacuse it will always be somebody elses fault, never theirs

      Tolerant - 2011-08-17 15:31

      I agree, she is a fine example for the rest of the country. Cele and co can learn a lot from this lady. Cape Town rules!

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 20:46

      GEORGE... please Bru... get your FACTS right before you CHIRP... if you were talking about the ANC I would agree with you, but you talking about an EXAMPLE of an HONEST CIVIL SERVANT here!!!! She SHARES a 2001 Opel Corsa with her HUSBAND... and DOES NOT DRAW A SALARY FROM THE DA!!!! She takes her salary from Govt, as the Premier of the Western Cape... She also FLIES ECONOMY CLASS.... and uses an old POOL CAR FROM THE GOVT OFFICES to CARRY OUT HER OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS..... WITHOUT A BLUE LIGHT BRIGADE ENTOW!!!!!!!!! Know ANYONE FORM THE ANC THAT DOES THAT??????????????????? ANYONE???????????????? THOUGHT NOT!!!!!!!!!!

      Ogre - 2011-08-17 21:43

      George, take the time to research your facts. Zille only "demands" a resignation when a report on an investigation has been tabled with enough facts to warrant such a request.

      karlkat - 2011-08-18 11:17

      @ Netherlands you are so right, she demands respect because she has character, integiritty and do not see herself above anyone else. She even flies bussiness class. She does not suffer from an inferioty complex or has a ego problem like some of her ANC counterparts and it is not necessary for her to express herself with luxuries like the ANC bunch

      geewiz - 2011-08-18 11:47

      Mr Spiderman: don't hold your breath on that one... Cape Town Rocks! From a Johannesburg-born guy. It pains to say so, but it's true.

      Frangipani - 2011-08-18 13:08

      And how do you know all that you Neatherhead?

  • HumanKind - 2011-08-17 15:07

    I wish the ANC KNOBSwould say this

      ChrisW - 2011-08-17 15:11

      There would be nobody left in parliament if they did.

      JAY-SA - 2011-08-17 15:13

      then they would all be out ...

      IC1 - 2011-08-17 15:15

      @ChrisW, that would be nice!!

      Lestor - 2011-08-17 15:18

      It would be an improvement chrisW

      Lab-Rat - 2011-08-17 15:46

      LOL @ farmworker. You're either very stupid or completely detached from reality. Perhaps both.

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:15

      Now when EVER have ANY ANC official made such a statement? Please Mr. Auditor General, come and audit this, and if you find any corruption, I'll resign. Now THAT is how a leader and servant to the people should act, honest and transparant. If anything like this was done in the ANC government, our president would have to resign, the ANCYL will be without a leader, the police without a chief, Limpopo without a premier, the list goes on and on. Heck, we would have most of the government have to resign...

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 20:01

      Mycancer... the only problem is...Julius NEVER MEANT IT!!!!! Mrs Zille is your "MADAM" of the future... get used to it!

      Ogre - 2011-08-17 21:52

      @ Farmworker. If the investigation proves that the tender was wrongfully allocated I know that Zille will step down as she has integrity, a trait that is glaringly absent in MOST ANC government employees. If she does step down I for one will insist that she returns as this will prove that she has the integrity and balls to put her money where her mouth is. It must make the ANC furious and feel castrated to be upstaged by the Madam when she shows by example what the proverbial "MAN" is and should do.

  • Taboo - 2011-08-17 15:11

    At least she is wanting an investigation to be done to prove otherwise, not like FATBOY that basically told everyone to F%^& off and mind there own business.................

      SeanJ - 2011-08-17 15:23

      farmworker did u have a hand in the tender procedure? How can u say it is gonna be improper unless she has a hand in it?

      Taboo - 2011-08-17 15:24

      As i say, at least she is willing, i didnt say she was innocent!!!!

      pitchblack - 2011-08-17 15:31

      @Taboo...she should be willing...She holds a public office. Taboo...whats wrong with you.

      Felix - 2011-08-17 15:42

      @bitchblack, so it's OK to steal if you're not holding a public office?

      ~daisy_d~ - 2011-08-17 15:48

      @ pitchblack - Julius is a public figure (as he himself have stated before) and should therefore account for where his money comes from. Fraud and corruption is fraud and corruption...whether you hold public office or work in the private sector. Unfortunately the ANC is rife with corruption and can influence outcomes of SARS and the likes, so it's unlikely that Julius' schemes will ever come to light. Zille on the other hand is brave for inviting an investigation (that's what public figures SHOULD be doing) - Julius is thinking up every excuse NOT to be investigated.

      pitchblack - 2011-08-17 15:49

      offcause its not ok...but noone stole anything.

      Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-08-17 16:04

      pitchblack, I can honestly say you are possibly the dumbest person for not seeing what is right in front of your eyes. African mentality is going to cost you dearly, keep going.

      ~daisy_d~ - 2011-08-17 16:10

      @ pitch - there are no emotions involved, only facts. And he didn't declare the fund to SARS...thus the call to do so. Again, if you read my post, you'll see that I mention that the national government can influence SARS' outcome. If he had nothing to hide, why hide behind contradictory statements like "I am not a public figure"?

      Sickoflondon - 2011-08-18 10:56

      Pitchblack... That's what they said in Zim... If a black man rapes your mother, will you say "at least it better than whites doing it".... no, you will try kill them regardless of colour or creed. Yet this is what you are allowuing to happen by the ANC everyday... they are are ALSO raping South Africa. You have a duty to stop them doing it as much as to stop a white doing it. I don't care who is committing a crime, black/white or other, they should ALL pay. Corruption is stealing from YOU and YOUR children...

      umhlopo - 2011-08-18 18:21

      farmworker has lost his goat again - he sleeps alone tonight

  • Scott - 2011-08-17 15:11

    Would an ANC politician be prepared to do the same?

      Hochang - 2011-08-17 15:52

      Scott, please man, are you dreaming? Wake up, man.

      camp.j - 2011-08-17 15:58

      Sganja, you have failed to answer Scott's question... if it didn't come across clear enough, i'll ask it again. Would an ANC politician resign if it was proved that had been corrupt??? This has nothing to do with attention seeking, please try and answer the question.

      Carbon - 2011-08-17 16:01

      No, the ANC ignore the cries for corruption and hope it will go away

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:17

      Yes sganja, they are scared attention would show their crimes.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 20:04

      They BOOK INTO HOSPITAL... and "RETIRE HURT"!!!!!!!

      JustinD - 2011-08-18 09:39

      No Scott, because they are just oxygen thieves who will rot in hell very soon.

      Juliarse - 2011-08-19 12:54

      Can a man lick his own balls? We'll u have more of a chance of that happening than the ANC making a statement like this ... bwahahahhaaa

      OZNOB - 2011-08-21 19:52

      there is what there should be and there is what there really is

  • Moonica - 2011-08-17 15:12

    Imagine what SA would be if this sort of accountability was the rule rather than the exception amongst politicians.

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-17 15:45

      I can imagine Moonica. BTW, you ever been on camera before? With the right lights and angles, you could be a star!

      Carbon - 2011-08-17 16:04

      Moonica, If I live to see such a SA, I will die a very happy man

  • smallboy - 2011-08-17 15:13

    Leave now before you r proven otherwise....

      IC1 - 2011-08-17 15:16

      @smalldick: ask ur ANC gov to do the same, they should go to jail lol, bloody theives and take shaik with them

      Mike - 2011-08-17 15:22

      yup, you are a small boy....

      JD - 2011-08-17 15:33

      I think you must shut up dumbboy

      pants - 2011-08-17 16:03

      smallboy children should be seen and not heard....let the adults talk now....ok, ...goodboy.

      Carbon - 2011-08-17 16:07

      HumanKind,if you have noting intelligent to contribute, rather shut up. Your racist comments are not welcome

      demonsofhate - 2011-08-17 16:38

      smallboy FAILS!!!

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 20:06

      Smallboy MISSED the BUS!.... will some one give him a lift to jail...please?

      youthofsa - 2011-08-18 15:10

      proven wrong???? bwahahahahahaha funniest joke of the year!!!! stupid idiot!

      umhlopo - 2011-08-18 18:23

      you also lost your goat or is your nieghbour sleeping with it

      Radrodent - 2011-08-22 23:40

      Blow it out your pie hole gardenboy

      Balan - 2012-04-27 20:59

      smallboy has half a peanut sized brain and stupid Carbon is polluting the air.

  • Ninja.com - 2011-08-17 15:13

    Aaaaaah Zille come on, who are you fooling.

      jakkals - 2011-08-17 15:17

      strangely enough, she is still showing more balls than the ANC's suspects when it comes to corruption allegations...

      Ridah Booley - 2011-08-17 15:18

      No1, I have yet to see an ANC thieving politician try to do tha same. All they want is to enrich themselves. So Zille is doing the right thing. Is the ANC doing it? ARE YOU DOING IT?

      SeanJ - 2011-08-17 15:31

      TBOOZE, funny thing i heard u guys say the axact same thing this passed elections and guess what? she came out even stronger than before with majority vote this time and majority western cape.. so please carry saying she is gonna lose cape town because everytime i seem to hear that she just gets more votes... next stop national office...

      IC1 - 2011-08-17 15:43

      @TBOOZE, yep it's clear, you obviously either drunk or just plain dumb

      Tolerant - 2011-08-17 15:53

      TBOOZE, she is doing very well in Cape Town. Voters for the DA increased nearly 50% in 4 years, from 40 something to over 60. She is only going up in Cape Town.

      TBOOZE - 2011-08-17 15:55

      keep telling your selves that because one day you will recognize that actually black people are more smarter than you think

      Virginia - 2011-08-17 15:57

      Ninja.com !dont think that the word theft is on every bodies lips in this country, some of us live without having to do that, by budgeting our monthly salaries and this is what Mrs Zille is doing in the Western Cape. Your government sees to that. The majority of our people dont seem to know what honesty means, otherwise all the strikers out there would be earning a decent wage.The government does not seem to know the word.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-17 16:01

      @TBOOZE...."you will recognize that actually black people are more smarter than you think".........enough said,you not very smart are you,or should i say 'more smarter'....idiot!

      TBOOZE - 2011-08-17 16:02

      Virginia whats with the "Your government" thing because like it or not that grade 4 President is still your president unless you no longer living on the borders of SA

      demonsofhate - 2011-08-17 16:43

      TBOOBZ FAILS! MISERABLY!!!

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 20:08

      TBOOZE... ANC, SACP AND COSATU VOTED FOR MRS ZILLE in the past elections!!!! Along with the DA and ID voters..... I wonder WHY???? Sorry to hear you voted for Ehrenreich, the BITTER ONE"!!!!!!!

      phillip.havenga - 2011-08-18 08:00

      Tbooze, "more smarter than you think" you just lost all credibility with that little gem.

      ANC-FTL - 2011-08-19 11:29

      TBOOZE we’re too embarrassed to call Zuma our president - he is a joke. The colour of your skin doesn’t define you intelligence it’s just there are alot of really stupid black South Africans and some people generalize that all black people are stupid which is obviously wrong. Most of the intelligent blacks I know almost all vote DA – they even wore DA T-Shirts during elections.

      Manyoza - 2011-08-19 13:14

      @TBOOZE. Yes I think you are a bunch of "Dum Dum" I also think you cannot read or understand the simple logical facts around this issue. You blindly and ignorantly support the obviously corrupt and incompetent - smell the roses bru.

      tiago86jhb - 2011-08-19 14:30

      T_booze is a prime example of the types of people Julius targets with his Dictator like speeches that only people with half a brain would believe !!! go T booze .your a genius .keep spewing those intelligent quotes .

      Balan - 2012-04-27 21:02

      @ N inja. wagging tail

  • smallboy - 2011-08-17 15:14

    No Auditor General, the Hawks are on yo case...wish it was still Scorpions

      sganja - 2011-08-17 15:41

      Yes I can't wait what she will do....

      ~daisy_d~ - 2011-08-17 15:52

      So do I - maybe then the current government officials wouldn't be getting away with all the corruption and fraud currently occuring..

      pants - 2011-08-17 16:06

      It would be the scorpions finding her innocent had it not been for shower head, who disband them before they could find him and his cronies guilty of many deeds of corruption....Please small boy go play in the garden now.

      Woebetide - 2011-08-17 16:42

      @smallboy So obviously you don't always agree with what the current government does, else you would love the no longer unbiased Hawks?

      iamasouthafr - 2011-08-17 16:49

      smallboy you seriously are making an idiot out of yourself......Scorpions!!! Have the ANC would be in jail if the Scorpions where still around, and if the DA are found corrupt so should they to. So sad.

      radarblip - 2011-08-18 07:29

      @smallboy and sganja: i cant wait to see what she will do either... OH WAIT, she has invited them in to investigate. what does juju do when things get found out, he gets a court interdict to prevent any investigation and has been hiding ever since like the little rat that he is. GO HELEN!!!

      umhlopo - 2011-08-18 18:26

      smallboy - is the madam out? Get away from her computer

      Balan - 2012-04-27 21:07

      Sganja you are a big farkeen Retard

  • TamaraSays - 2011-08-17 15:14

    Well done Helen! Show those corrupt government officials what integrity is, and how you SHOULD handle yourself when accused of anything!

      chan chan - 2011-08-17 15:27

      dont you love how fast they are will to investigate granny zille but we still have not heard anything from the fat man malema !! i say investigate the corrupt ANC guys before zille !!

      sganja - 2011-08-17 15:42

      Well I can't be misled by words after the investigation that's when we can talk...

      TamaraSays - 2011-08-17 15:46

      sganja, that's why I said 'accused.' Clearly, she has more balls than Bheki Cele - he hasn't even acknowledged the public protectors report, and he's done everything humanly possible to stop the investigation... Where there's smoke there's fire should be the ANC's new motto.

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:22

      Oh dear sganja, you've been misled by word now for the past 10 years, and you are too blind to even notice. Shame. One day you will wake up and see the error of your ways, even if it is a day when there are no more whites in SA and you live empoverished under a dictator like in the rest of Africa. And then you will again look at the western world with cupped hands, begging for aid like Zimbabwe is doing

      moiraine - 2011-08-18 17:52

      @Tamara - what about Sheryl Cwele who was oinly fired weeks after being convicted of drug dealing. And is now apparently intending to appeal the dismissal!

      Juliarse - 2011-08-19 13:01

      well my dear sganga, you FAIL! you are misled by words from your darling ANC, cos they sure not delivering ... so what have they done with the promises they made to you their followers over the last two elections? Mmmm? Dumb@ss

  • Mapunapuna - 2011-08-17 15:14

    I hope you can keep your promise

      ratex - 2011-08-17 15:27

      hey mompara, at least she grew a pair and has publicly made a promise. Tell me what has your cANCer done, f8ckall. They are a bunch of spineless cowards and you lot still keep them in power, shame, really shame.

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-17 15:45

      If she grew a pair, should we start calling her Caster?

      Virginia - 2011-08-17 15:58

      What has happened to all the ANC people being investigated, that carpet is getting rather dusty underneath.

      grant.hide - 2011-08-17 16:09

      Her promise is no corruption and accountability. Come ANC, say the same thing! Come show your supporters how accountable you are.

      tryanything - 2011-08-17 17:58

      @ Ronjeremy How about Helen the Punisher

      Manyoza - 2011-08-19 13:30

      Hey Mamparapunda. Are you not concerned about the lack of auditing / investigations into the serious allegations against the cANCer leaders. Selebi (15 years), Cwele (??? similar) and not long in office - for heavens sake, he has not even been in office for a full term and already he is f$kg it up - these are/were our top cops, how embarassing is that?

      Radrodent - 2011-08-22 23:42

      STFU masepundapunda

      Balan - 2012-04-27 21:11

      lo sganja yena lo spooguspoog

  • IC1 - 2011-08-17 15:14

    No ANC'er would ever/ could make that statement without fear lol, especially not that idiot they have down in CT.

      geewiz - 2011-08-18 12:00

      The last time one of them did tell the truth, he was silenced - the one who said they all like telling lies - I think it was the former Mpumalanga premier.

  • The Wonderer - 2011-08-17 15:15

    I bloody will take my hat off for Zille, what an AWESOME example to set for the corrupt bastards in the ANC! If the ANC has to follow this very example, there won't be any government left afterwards.

  • farmworker - 2011-08-17 15:16

    Ag Shame so the DA need to find a new leader now, hopefully lindiwe(Black Woman). I would personally remind Zille of these in a few weeks, because the investigation would obviously indicate that there was a form of corruption

      SeanJ - 2011-08-17 15:24

      are you rigging the investigations?

      shelly.ferreira - 2011-08-17 15:26

      @farmworker - Why will this investigation 'obviously' indicate there was some form of corruption?? Its the DA not the ANC...

      chan chan - 2011-08-17 15:29

      hidden racism ?? find a whole and bury yourself, stupid ppl like u shouldnt be aloud to live !!

      JD - 2011-08-17 15:35

      Farm worker I think you need to go and feed the cows

      Rob Gunning - 2011-08-17 15:37

      Think you've got your parties miced up.. ANC = Corrupt not DA. Wake up.

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-17 15:38

      i love how scared all these anc babies are getting, i wish i could see their faces when zille comes out clean, you all wont have a leg to stand on, nor a reason not to lend them a vote

      Albo - 2011-08-17 15:38

      @farmworker - Lindiwe(or as you like to call her - Black Woman) shares all the same views as Zille. One day, she might take the lead but the DA will be shouting the same tune and then, just because she is black, will you mor0ns actually f#%@(*g listen.

      farmworker - 2011-08-17 15:43

      @chanchan- you should bury yourself so that you could be the last of your kinds. I will respect you if you could break the bad racist chain started by your fore-fathers Ancestors

      Old-Jim - 2011-08-17 15:50

      @ farmworker and the rest of your pal's, if Ms Zille is audited and found to have complied with the proper procedures, are you and the rest of your cronies willing to apologise? or will you just dissapear into the woodwork as your so called hero, "juli-useless-mahogony-arse?"

      croix - 2011-08-17 16:05

      Do you meann that same 'racist chain' which you and your fellow cANCerians are perpetuating right now and every day???

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:27

      And when Lindiwe is leader us whities will STILL support the DA as much, and what are your arguments going to be then? You see unlike you we can recognise good leadership. You obviously can't. And just because in the ANC circles there obviously always is "some form of corruption" you think it is everywhere. Shame. how blind can one person be?

      geewiz - 2011-08-18 12:02

      Farmworker, does your boss know you are smashing up his PC with that drivle? Go back to work!

      youthofsa - 2011-08-18 15:19

      @farmworker.... you shallow brained idiot!!!! absolutely nothing in there hey, the problem with black people in this country is that they are so small minded we will never get through this and be united. the masses of your unprotected sex lives will see it that way! wake the eff up already, you people are running this country into the ground just like zim and other southern african countries cause you all think you are owed something and that is why there is an entitlement to corruption in the ANC with no accountability and absolutely no work done! lazy idiots!

      moiraine - 2011-08-18 17:54

      Actually the ANC had better hope that the investigations show no corruption. If she resigns over this it will be all over the news and will just show the ANC up hugely. They will be the laughing stock.

      Juliarse - 2011-08-19 13:04

      @farmworker... you are "obviously" an idiot. Now go stand in the corner, bend over, so that your ANC can f*ck you in the @ss again... dumb troll

      Manyoza - 2011-08-19 13:36

      maneki for President, VERY WELL SAID. It is leadership that counts, not colour.

      Radrodent - 2011-08-22 23:43

      bite this fumwekker 8=====D

  • Rhowen - 2011-08-17 15:16

    It’s like getting smacked on your ear by your mother in front of you girlfriend. Well done Helen. Show the AMC how it’s supposed to be done. Poor reporting by Sunday Times, they should apologise

      geewiz - 2011-08-18 12:05

      Sunday times has a section called "mampara of the week". When all is said & done, will we see them put themselves in that bracket?

  • kaMazibuko - 2011-08-17 15:19

    I like Hellen Zille more now. These kinds of statements are very good for the fight against corruption

      Dmitri - 2011-08-17 15:22

      Well said kaMaxzibuko. Looks like she is the only one fighting corruption.

      Albo - 2011-08-17 15:40

      Nice one kaMazibuko but I`m sure the "coconut, wannabe, back-stabber" comments will follow. Very predictable

      Japhta - 2011-08-17 15:59

      My brother whats wrong with you ore otagilwe

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 20:14

      WTF is a "THIEFS"????????? Must be something the ANC mentioned?

      russki_za - 2011-08-18 07:48

      If you can't spell, please don't bother to comment.

      geewiz - 2011-08-18 12:07

      @Japhta: the truth hurts, doesn't it? Wena o tagilwe!

      umhlopo - 2011-08-18 18:29

      @ Japhta, HURRY HOME,your neighbour is sleeping with your goat

      Manyoza - 2011-08-19 13:39

      kaMazibuko - intelligent man.

  • mike881 - 2011-08-17 15:19

    One of the few honest politicians left with dignity and strong morals. Someone who is willing to resign if any wrongdoing is found. This is in stark contast to the scum that is running SA at present.

  • simnikiwentingi - 2011-08-17 15:19

    Just because she is white and confident doesn't mean she is innocent. All races are capable of fraud, this matter should be investigated thoroughly

      Mike or Mpho - 2011-08-17 15:24

      why bring race into this? really?

      Rhowen - 2011-08-17 15:24

      I agree, I don’t think anybody should be exonerated by race, gender or religion. She was just very confident and I am sold. Hope I’m not wrong

      shelly.ferreira - 2011-08-17 15:27

      As thoroughly as they investigate juju and his corruption...i hope!

      Grant - 2011-08-17 15:30

      That's pretty much what she said, Dumbass! She ASKED to be investigated. People with something to hide dont ask to be investigated...

      cat8fish - 2011-08-17 15:43

      i agree simniki... she needs to be investigated just like everyone else. well said sisi

      call a spade - 2011-08-17 16:07

      and how you pray and desperately hope an investgation will find corruption so you can feel a bit less haunted by all the crimes of the anc. Forget it, give up hope,suffer on there will be no corruption found.

      pants - 2011-08-17 16:09

      Only wish you felt the same about an arrogant black leader....

      Koos Poggenpoel - 2011-08-17 16:21

      Agreed, let us start with Shower head, followed by mal emmer, followed by ...........................Too few caracters available

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:31

      simnikiwentingi, now tell me, seeing that you are on this site, i assume you read it regularly. I don't know about you, but allegations of fraud surface almost daily now against ANC leaders. Why are you so addemant that THIS case be thorougly investigated, and not those alleged against blacks? I believe you have just outed yourself as a racist here my friend.

      iamasouthafr - 2011-08-17 16:54

      @Maneki - my friend I could not have said it any better! You hit the nail on the head and exposed this person for who they are- in fact all of them who have commented previously have shown that there is racial hatred.

      Whitepig - 2011-08-17 18:35

      @Simnikiwentingi:You are so spot on, All of these people are so two faced gosh! now this proves what Eric Miyeni was saying...corruption is corruption let alone of colour but just because she said she would resign it makes it ok with all of them?! wow...outright racism just because it's white corruption..dumb S pig's skins...I hate people like these sea rats, flip their comments actualy insults out interlect...they make ANC win their flippin cases with such rational..soo pissed!

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 20:18

      simnikliwentingi... please Bru... get your FACTS right before you CHIRP... if you were talking about the ANC I would agree with you, but you talking about an EXAMPLE of an HONEST CIVIL SERVANT here!!!! She SHARES a 2001 Opel Corsa with her HUSBAND... and DOES NOT DRAW A SALARY FROM THE DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She takes her salary from Govt, as the Premier of the Western Cape... SHe also FLIES ECONOMY CLASS.... and uses an old POOLE CAR FROM THE GOVT OFFICES to CARRY OUT HER OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS..... WITHOUT A BLUE LIGHT BRIGADE ENTOW!!!!!!!!! Know ANYONE FORM THE ANC THAT DOES THAT??????????????????? ANYONE???????????????? THOUGHT NOT!!!!!!!!!!

      lapfa - 2011-08-17 20:23

      I am sure there is corruption Nikiwe. It is called white collar crime but it is crime anyway. Thats why they can fund such an expensive election campaign and not even divulge the sources of income.

      radarblip - 2011-08-18 07:33

      agreed it should! and i for one am confident that everything will be found to be in order.

      moiraine - 2011-08-18 17:58

      You are right, it should be investigated and if she or any of the staff are guilty they should resign and have the correct punishment. just as exactly the same thing should happen to everybody else in government. simni since you are calling for the "white and confident" to be investigated thoroughly, can you show us when the "black and confident" politicians were investigated and punished and when one of them had the decency to even offer to resign?

      Manyoza - 2011-08-19 13:44

      Agree with you, however, there are many more serious corruption issues that are pending thorough investigation. Zille should not be pushed forward, but should wait until all other issues are concluded i.e. Julie-arse Mal-enema, JZ, Roux, Cwele and and and .....

      Radrodent - 2011-08-22 23:44

      Because she is white means exactly that...she's innocent. Go push the lawn mower now.

      Balan - 2012-04-27 21:41

      Japhta and simnikiwentingi run quickly and see zuma and malema doing bang bang by your goats

  • jakkals - 2011-08-17 15:19

    Really hoping that there is no corruption, otherwise all is lost for SA's politics.

  • echo - 2011-08-17 15:21

    @Humankind, unfortunately you wish will never come true. Why would lying, theiving scum risk losing a position, by being honest and clear, in which they can maintain their scumminess!

  • bheki.dingiswayo - 2011-08-17 15:22

    Bring the public protector and see whether she will find the supporting documents or it will be the same as in Limpopo where supporting documents went missing. Regards Bheki

  • feykuz - 2011-08-17 15:23

    If corruption was found she wouldn't resign...

      mike881 - 2011-08-17 15:50

      There you are wrong feykus, Helen Zille is a woman of her word with integrity and would resign immediately if any wrong doing is proved. Unlike the corrupt scum currently running SA.

  • saturnz - 2011-08-17 15:23

    here is a thought, perhaps the DA themselves orchestrated the entire thing. they know that no corruptions exists, so they fabricated a story that the possiblity exists and reacted in this manner as a tongue and cheek message to the ANC. I'm just saying...

      Grant - 2011-08-17 15:32

      So what does the Sunday Times have to gain? They'll only lose credibility! But, if the DA did stage it to put out a message, its still a good message ;)

      JD - 2011-08-17 15:39

      Dude just because you can type doesn't mean you have to rather just read the comments.

      saturnz - 2011-08-18 05:36

      the sunday times can protect their credibility by saying they need to protect their source. the DA won't push to demand the identity of the source and the ANC won't bother either. I don't see how this option is not plausible.

  • Alfred - 2011-08-17 15:25

    Now compare this to the showerheaded philanderer in chief and the potbellied papface from the Yoof Leeg. If the ANC did the same the only person left in government would be the corpse of Moss Phakoe who was rewarded for his whistleblowing on corruption with a double-tap to the head by one of his "comrades". Watch and learn ANC, although I suspect she will probably be labelled racist for not stealing like the rest of them.

  • William - 2011-08-17 15:26

    Sunday times..who takes these clowns serious anyway

  • Komasa - 2011-08-17 15:26

    Someone is 'using' the media mama, why does your corporate media not get it's fact straight before printing an article like that. You threatened to go to to the media ombudsman, all you will get is an apology on page 15. Don't blame the 'whistleblower' for the article. One thing you are right about is the DA is a bowl of 'fruit salad'.

      Hennie - 2011-08-18 19:43

      Well at least its not a bowl of nuts :)

      Radrodent - 2011-08-22 23:47

      Ya kominass, you are about as intelligent as a freezer burnt pork chop.

  • Mnumzane - 2011-08-17 15:27

    SARS need to do lifestyle audit to all those involved in negotiating this deal. Whether it was advertised or not but to extend it to oter Departments somebody was promised something there. Investigate SARS, Zille must be number one. All her accounts must be checked even the one in New Zealand.

      Grant - 2011-08-17 15:35

      Zille is "Public Enemy number 1" to the ANC. Do you honestly think that the ANC wouldnt already have her behind bars if she had made ANY slip-ups? Oh sorry... I asked if you honestly THINK... my bad...stupid question...

      AjAxxxx - 2011-08-17 15:59

      you are so stupid. wow.

      Alfred - 2011-08-17 16:28

      What an imbecile. Go for it, do a lifestyle audit. All you'll achieve is confirming what an outstanding individual she is compared to the thieving filth at Loot Freely House.

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:36

      Mnumzane, why aren't you so ademant that the Arms Deal case be investigated as thoroughly? That was MUCH MUCH more money. Or is it because she is white?

      Coyote_za - 2011-08-18 09:35

      Mnumzane, take the log out of your eye before you seek to take the speck out of another. Name one uncorrupt politician in our government! i dare you

      Koos Poggenpoel - 2011-08-18 11:02

      Mnumzane, firstly, the fat cats in Luthuli house needs to be investigated for there are funny thing like the ARMS DEAL worth much more than this. Secondly, does Helen Zille have a bank account in NZ? Really, you know this? Crime injuria is also an offence Think before you type, mullet

      Radrodent - 2011-08-22 23:50

      Okay, then mnumnumzani. Why don't you pay for the audit. My tax money can be used for something better like...hmmm... improvng roads, maybe even schools...holy cow I can think of a lot of better ways to spend money. I win.

  • cat8fish - 2011-08-17 15:28

    Zille please shut up and stop paying people to say nice things about the Western Cape coz we know that, that city id full of shacks

      mike881 - 2011-08-17 15:54

      Cat8fish the whole of SA is full of shacks, any town or city anywhere in SA and you will find shacks/squatters - So what is your point????

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:36

      racist comment anyone?

      radarblip - 2011-08-18 07:34

      the entire country if full of shacks bru.

      Coyote_za - 2011-08-18 09:36

      cat8fish you are full of it!

      ex-pat - 2011-08-19 14:00

      And the shacks are full of people like you, catfish - why don't you GET OUT and leave the Western Cape for decent people to live in?

      Radrodent - 2011-08-22 23:52

      The western Cape is nice. I got paid to say that! Now bite me kayvis.

  • Stryder - 2011-08-17 15:32

    Yes, corruption can occur anywhere, but when it does we want accountability. Continue to Lead SA Zille.

  • samaritan - 2011-08-17 15:33

    now that's class,ANC you can learn alot from the Maddam.

  • Mike@CapeT - 2011-08-17 15:33

    R1 billion - R1.5 billion tender to an advertising agency over 2 years! Already the story looks suspicious.....what provincial government has that type of money to spend on advertising. Me thinks the Sunday Times have blown this story!

  • kjac - 2011-08-17 15:33

    ZUMA now would you can take a lesson from a true leader. A woman shows you the way. Do you have the integrity to resign?

  • Noziwawa - 2011-08-17 15:34

    one thing i like is the confident. she doesnt support corruption as some of the ANC member and even our president. I love her for that. I wish everyone will be like her.

      mike881 - 2011-08-17 15:57

      Agree with you Noziwawa - think how great SA would be without the current self-enrichment corruption.

  • Michael - 2011-08-17 15:34

    MyHeroMalema Some truly commendable trolling there. Drop the bait, some righteous guy will always have a nibble

  • toleranne - 2011-08-17 15:34

    Can the headline-writers please do their job properly, and specify that this is a Western Cape Provincial Government tender/contract, and not a Democratic Alliance one? The DA is a private organisation, and not subject to public procurement rules. Up to this particular News24 story, all headlines gave the impression that it was a DA party issue. I didn't see headlines such as "Corrupt ANC Tender" when the Gauteng Transport Dept was being investigated ...

  • lmapheto - 2011-08-17 15:35

    Bold statement by the Master Hereself, my guess is that they wont find any corruption, so in essence this statement will make you all mighty and spotless...when the obvious is not found. If i was you i would say NOT UNDER MY WATCHFULL eye...would Hellen leave any sort of a mess at all after eating? but did the eating take place? that is the question fellow South Africans

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-17 15:48

      The eating DID INDEED take place my man. Around the buffet tables at Luthuli House. Boy, can they eat ....

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:38

      Yes, the sushi was eaten off naked ladies...

  • SeanJ - 2011-08-17 15:36

    haha wow ANC trolls are out in full force... they really have to try hard to find something to tune the DA about haha so they all jump to the ocassion when 1 allegation is found.. haha HEY TROLLS what happened to innocent until proven guilty or does that only count for the anc members? hahahah funny stuff

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:40

      Yet when allegations against an ANC leader surface they are all VERY quiet. Only perhaps polyatonki would make some senseless comment. but the rest have NOTHING to say. The approve of stealing

      Rev. H-Cubed - 2011-08-17 20:38

      It warms my heart to see the sheer desperation in the vitriol. The thing that sank this entire operation was the speed and clarity of the response to the allegations. There was a misperception that Ms Zille would be as slow as the ANC in responding, during which time this type of commentary would be used to try to drum up outrage. The response has knocked the wind out of the sails, and with no alternative strategy, the trolls are forced to spew lies that are already disproven. The thing about wilful ignorance is that it will make victims of the perpetrators 100% of the time. Shine on Helen.

  • Unskinny Bob - 2011-08-17 15:37

    An honourable thing to say Helen. Of course, the ANC don't understand honour.

  • Brian Smith - 2011-08-17 15:38

    This shows the difference in the morality of the DA and the ANC. In the ANC it disappears and you end up getting promoted for being a good cadre. SICK isn't it.

      darkie01 - 2011-08-17 16:22

      i am black hate corruption, but adjudged to be corrupt because of my blackness.do you know what this does to my lowest instincts; it pushes me into a corner to think like a black person and defend all other blacks from criticism because the tone of criticism would be racial. White South Africans hate it when ANC compares itself to the NATS but love to compare it to the DA daily. I like Helen she means well, but the bigots behind her my word. An audit will do her credit, more than anything so why racialise debate (subtly).

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:43

      Darkie, who judges you as corrupt. That is a misconception. There are millions of honest non corrupt black people, just look at some of the DA black leaders. We DO judge you though for voting people in again and again that you KNOW are corrupt. Why are those honest people in the ANC not standing up against the frauds?

  • Optimus-Prime - 2011-08-17 15:41

    well done Helen Zille

  • cat - 2011-08-17 15:42

    It's always been clear to me that you, Helen, have the biggest (if not the only) balls in SA Parliament!!! Ironic that all the ANC men with their sexist and patriarchal BS are the worst cowards and hypocrites compared to Helen...

  • Jeanette Abdeaux - 2011-08-17 15:45

    Zille and Thuli Mandonsela have my utmost respect. Women with integrity !

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-17 15:48

      Jeanette, call me!

      Alfred - 2011-08-17 15:53

      Rofl!!

      rustic - 2011-08-17 16:14

      Olibo, what a victim you are.

  • Virginia - 2011-08-17 15:51

    Thank goodness, we never expected anything less. We are sick and tired of the countries tax coffers being raided by irresponsible tender issuers. The people who issue the tenders in this country should be held responsible for tenders not going through the right channels.

  • OLIBO - 2011-08-17 15:52

    The DA appointed TBWA for a particular scope of services with a fixed amount. Then it changes the scope of work, which increased the value of the tender and extende the period of the contract. In terms of the Procurement Legislation it is against the law to advertise a tender and hire a company, say at R10m; and when you realise that in fact the services you need will be more than initially planned, and simply increase the scope of work or extend the contract WITHOUT GOING THROUGH AN OPEN TENDER. The DA must answer why it failed to invite other companies as required by legislation. For once DA supporters, allow the investigation to be concluded before jumping into defence. The DA is very good at covering its corruption.

      maneki - 2011-08-17 16:47

      For once??? When have there been a need for investigations like this that were hampered by DA supporters??? Come on, don't make allegations if you cannot back them up with facts. And uhm, if she wanted it covered up, why would she the SPECIFICALLY ask the GOVERNMENT APPOINTED AUDITOR GENERAL to investigate it?? AND then go as far as making a statement like this. Use those brains man. Never go full retard

  • Papsak - 2011-08-17 15:58

    I can't wait to see who's going to come out with a bloodied nose here: Sunday Times or Hellen Zille.

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-08-17 16:05

      My money is on a bloody nose for the Sunday Times.

  • croix - 2011-08-17 15:59

    Only if ALL the damn skelms foung out so far, also resign with immediate effect!! Sunday Times should check their facts - or be charged themselves for spreading false rumours.

  • malemaforever - 2011-08-17 16:00

    i can't wait for the results

      Rev. H-Cubed - 2011-08-17 20:41

      The good thing is, you won't have to wait. Pity we can't say the same for the president's response.

  • Razz-ma-Tazz - 2011-08-17 16:04

    Hands off ZILLE!!! She is a ROLE MODEL not a THIEVE.

  • Brainbow - 2011-08-17 16:04

    Helen Zille is not a gambler. She is confident and there is absolutely no chance that there is any form of corruption in this matter. She is committed to her task and will not take any unnecessary risks. She occupies higher moral ground and has displayed exceptional leadership skills and is someone we can follow. She has made a mockery of the ANC politicians. The next election is going to be very interesting indeed. It is time for the crooks, pirates, hijackers and bandits to be hunted down and sent to jail. Go Helen!!!

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-08-17 16:20

      I agree....Helen Zille is not going to make that kind of statement unless she is absolutely sure of her facts.

      Rev. H-Cubed - 2011-08-17 20:43

      That's the beauty of doing things the right way. No need to fear, no need to hide.

  • Brainbow - 2011-08-17 16:07

    Helen Zille is not a gambler. She is confident and there is absolutely no chance that there is any form of corruption in this matter. She is committed to her task and will not take any unnecessary risks. She occupies higher moral ground and has displayed exceptional leadership skills and is someone we can follow. She has made a mockery of the ANC politicians. The next election is going to be very interesting indeed. It is time for the crooks, pirates, hijackers and bandits to be hunted down and sent to jail. Go Helen!!!