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.

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