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Midvaal graft report overdue - ANC

2011-09-07 20:46

Johannesburg - State authorities should make public a report on alleged corruption and maladministration in the DA-run Midvaal municipality, the ANC in Gauteng said on Wednesday.

"The PEC [provincial executive committee] is perturbed that the investigation has taken so long," said provincial secretary David Makhura.

If the document was made public, scams involving the municipality could be scrutinised, he said.

The party accused the Democratic Alliance of misleading the public by saying the special investigating unit (SIU) had cleared the municipality of the charges.

Makhura said the DA would not succeed in trying to hide its "corrupt practices".

However, the DA's federal executive chairperson James Selfe accused the ruling party of being "mischievous".

"We have never said that and the ANC is being extremely mischievous. The DA administration in Midvaal is committed to co-operating with the SIU and any other institution to investigate any aspects of its affairs," said Selfe.

"This is in stark contrast to the secretive and destructive way in which ANC-controlled municipalities conceal corruption in their administrations."

President Jacob Zuma ordered an investigation into Midvaal days after losing it to the opposition in the May 18 local government election.

Midvaal is the only Gauteng municipality run by the DA. It was fiercely contested in the election.

In May, the DA questioned motives behind the investigation request by Zuma, who denied claims it was politically motivated.

His spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said Midvaal was one of several municipalities and government departments under investigation.

Comments
  • Sinudeity - 2011-09-07 20:55

    Yes, the DA must release the report. But the ANC is hypcrotical on the matter. All their reports are overdue.

      Fred - 2011-09-07 21:13

      Hello !!!! Every ANC municipality is riddled with corruption and now they are picking on a DA-led municipality !!!!! Problem is though, that it has been an ANC municipality, until the last elections, so all they are going to find is MORE ANC corruption. Are they stupid or what??? Okay, don't answer that, we know they are stupid !!!!!!

      Sinudeity - 2011-09-07 21:30

      Fred - R4 billion worth of corruption at municipal levels, according to the AG to be exact. But the DA's best weapon is to keep themselves accountable. Not to the ANC, but to us.

      cliffarc - 2011-09-07 21:30

      - Now how rich is that coming from a bunch of Anc thieves ? Sitting here shaking my head in disbelief with this hypocracy. Unbelievable. This country and it's govt. is a circus.

      ian - 2011-09-07 21:49

      and why would they report on themselves, to stop the rot, i dought that they are a bunch of hypocrats

      Fred - 2011-09-07 22:25

      @Sinudeity - Either way, the truth must come out, and I would prefer to hear it from the DA, especially if it happened on their watch.

      Peg-Leg-Sven - 2011-09-07 23:43

      Does nobody actually read the articles as posted? It says that the anc in Gauteng want STATE Departments to release the report. As far as I know, ALL State departments are run by the CancER brigade. So the report lies with a CancER department , not with the DA. The reason that it has not been released is because no corruption was found at that would be an embarrassment, not to the DA, but the CancER, for calling for the probe in the first place.

      za101 - 2011-09-08 00:17

      investigate zuma for arms deal

  • chappy - 2011-09-07 20:56

    The DA has only run Midvaal since the election, this seems extremely fishy from the ANC if financial reporting has not even taken place yet.

      JudithNkwe - 2011-09-07 21:33

      TO be accurate it has held it from the previous election

      Mike - 2011-09-08 13:56

      You are wrong - I stay in Midvaal - the DA won the seat in the pior election - not this last one - the same one the ANC had a wobble over the bust of Verwoerd - but when they (the ANC) were in power - then nothing was said about it. By the way - just because the seat was won with a 1 man majority, the only HNP member elected would vote with the ANC just to mess things up - now there's a thing for you! HNP in bed with ANC! Poor old Verwoerd must be "spinning" in his grave!

  • Colin - 2011-09-07 21:02

    and if you look at midvaal it is the only municipality with decent service delivery which is the reason the anc wants them investigated, their success makes the anc look bad in comparison

      umlaut - 2011-09-08 10:59

      The anc is frantic to see what a good graft report should look like, because they have never seen one before----then they will photostat it and just add in their names of municipalities and then they can hand in reports also. ----So come on DA ---hand it in!!!

      Mike - 2011-09-08 13:59

      The area in Vereeniging which is under ANCircus control are up in arms and want to join Midvaal just because it is run by the DA (i.e. it is properly run) - Parts of Three Rivers are now in Midvaal - and more to follow - I ask you?

  • Verdade - 2011-09-07 21:12

    Please DA give them the damn repor!!!! Please ANC hand in the thousands of reports and investigations, some overdue for nearly a decade?

      Mike - 2011-09-08 13:59

      Why the thumbs down - does the truth hurt?

  • brown_bread - 2011-09-07 21:24

    While I agree that the DA must release the report, I cant help but wonder whether this is not a case of a kettle...ah never mind

      Trueblue - 2011-09-07 22:41

      It's not the DA withholding the report. It's state authorities. The assumption can be made that there was no corruption. That's why the report is being withheld. If there was, the report would have been released a long time ago!

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-09-07 21:34

    I would venture that this is a deliberate diversion - what about Tshwane and Joburg, never mind Erkhuleni

      Swart_Baas - 2011-09-08 11:25

      Ekuruleni, you got to be kidding me!! thats the most corrupt council in the country. jobs for pals and family. nothing works in ekuruleni...

  • mac5079 - 2011-09-07 21:37

    Every time I read an article like this it make me chuckle. All it shows me is the ANC coming to terms with reality and preparing for its future role as the national opposition.

  • adrien.mcguire - 2011-09-07 21:37

    How come Zuma orders an investigation days after losing the election, and he will not order an investigation into Malema and the other ANC corruption hotspots. He is a hypocrite. And he and the rest should come clean about the Arms Deal.

  • X-Ray - 2011-09-07 21:41

    Ag nee wat. Hierdie ANC ouens is nou maar net suurgat omdat hulle nie nog 'n plek het om hulleself te verryk nie.

  • ian - 2011-09-07 21:58

    they truly are a bunch of wankers the ANC

  • Hugh - 2011-09-07 22:29

    The thruth is that the ANc are complaining because the money has not ended up in the Cadre pockets.

      Mike - 2011-09-08 14:02

      Yeah - Midvaal is true clean governance! What a pleasure staying there!

  • Deon - 2011-09-08 07:13

    I hope the ANC is still maintaining all the toilets they delivered a few days before election...What was the ruled amount for these septic toilets... How many ANC ruled local goverments shows profit?

  • Sisie - 2011-09-08 07:45

    If the Midvaal municipality is riddled with corruption - one would think that Zuma and cronies would be handing out "medals of honour" to all and sundry. Welcome to the club.

  • Pixie1984 - 2011-09-08 08:03

    Sour grapes that all.... Jealously makes you nasty, nasty makes you fat *point* see! look at Juju!

  • York Hunt - 2011-09-08 09:51

    What about ALL the other corrupt ANC municipalities??? And the corrupt police commissioner?????

      Mike - 2011-09-08 14:04

      The problem here is that Midvaal is squeky clean (both the municipality as well as the streets/pavements, etc - it is a pleasure staying there - sure we have pot-holes - BUT they get fixed in a wink!

  • Zion - 2011-09-08 14:10

    This is pathetic. Just like a kid caught with his fingers in the candy bottle and now tries to put the blame on the other kiddies. Given the history of the ANC and its relationship with corruption, one automatically rejects their claim that others, especially arch-enemy DA, are involved in corruption in some form or another. Where ever the ANC is involved that site eventually beckons corruption and thievery. That is part of the ANC and cannot just be erased by some big-shot with a microphone in his hands.

  • sb.prins1 - 2011-11-09 07:44

    so when are we gonna scrutinize the ANC's in all their municipalities, ANC is now stupid, really, you going on about one but can't do it in your own municipalities, clucthing at straws, fire your worthless mayor and corrupt officials and then we can talk. We seem to alwasy not get ANC reports or municiaplities go into administration and has to be taken over. Millions in arrearsm no service, no nothing

  • sb.prins1 - 2011-11-09 07:46

    Midvaal is a recent DA run municipality, so it makes me wonder what they will find, please elaborate Thuli, where it all started, please. Because then we can find the root of all evil....lol.

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