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Mmemezi credit card decision slammed

2012-06-08 18:01

Johannesburg - Gauteng legislature speaker Lindiwe Maseko decided that local government and housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi does not have to answer questions about his government credit card in the legislature, the DA said on Friday.

"The DA believes this is a flawed decision that buys time for Mmemezi, who should have answered the DA's questions relating to his apparent misspending on his government credit card," said DA chief whip in the province, Glenda Steyn.

She said the DA also wanted questions answered relating to an accident involving Mmemezi's official vehicle in KwaZulu-Natal last year.

Steyn said Mmemezi misled the legislature when he said the credit card matter was referred to integrity commissioner Ralph Mgijima, since Mmemezi only made a phone call instead of making a written submission, as required by legislature rules.

DA legislature member Fred Nel has made a submission to Mgijima concerning Mmemezi.

Painting purchase

Steyn said enough was known about Mmemezi's alleged credit card spending, where he bought a R10 000 painting at a fast food restaurant in Pretoria, for him to resign or be fired.

ANC caucus spokesperson Gugu Ndima said the process needed to be given time to "unfold".

"At the ANC Caucus, we respect and uphold institutions such as the integrity commissioner and the office of the speaker," said Ndima.

"We have indicated that we would allow the process to unfold. Let us also bear in mind the premier of Gauteng [Nomvula Mokonyane] has requested a report."

She said the ANC urged political parties and the public to allow the process to unfold, and not be undermined, so informed decisions could be made going forward.

"We believe the speaker's decision was made based on what was in front of her. The issue should be arrived at its entirety. The MEC [Mmemezi] would have to account to the executive, being a member," said Ndima.

Comments
  • Koos - 2012-06-08 18:19

    Bull, Let him answer ?????

      TSOTSI Smilification - 2012-06-08 20:11

      The ANC is closed mouth regarding ninety percent of it's spending... bmw's, paintings, houses, rent, private security, propaganda... the list goes on. Half of governments spending goes to the 1% of this population. The political connected... DOWN WITH THE ANC CONDOM COMRADES! DOWN WITH THESE CRIMINALS!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-08 18:25

    Another ANC criminal spending the taxpayer's money. Where is the painting, it belongs to the taxpayers.

  • Ted - 2012-06-08 19:05

    I am interested in the painting. It may contain a story with a life of its own.

      Fussed - 2012-06-08 19:52

      Another copy of the spear

  • Gavin - 2012-06-08 19:06

    working for the cANCer means never having to say you're sorry - it also means you'll get to work for and meet the devil.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-09 14:55

      Working for the ANC means stealing as much as you like. No questions asked.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-06-08 19:09

    The ANC missed several valuable opportunities to show the public that they could win back trust. Shiceka and this Mmemezi are 2 examples. The police commissioners are others. These are crooks (nothing more - nothing less) that are allowed to continue earning highly inflated salaries when they should have been axed a long time ago. The ANC drags its feet over these issues, saying that the correct legal procedures need to be followed and that these take time. Amazing then, that the whole spear saga was in court within a week of it hitting the news. Suddenly then the ANC lawyers found their mojo? Maybe the ANC need to think of themselves as the opposition party. If they saw the ruling party waste taxpayers money to such an extent, and then try to recoup the losses through immoral inflation of property prices/rates, subsidiary services and e-tolls, would they sit back and let them get away with it?

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-08 19:23

    What's new...never admit anything...deny everything...the credo of the corrupt ANC fothermuckers!! Mmemezi jy gaan jou gat sien ou pel !!

  • Thato Okonkwo Fakudze - 2012-06-08 19:28

    ANC comrades, enjoying the fruit of the struggle at our expense....

  • Irene - 2012-06-08 19:32

    Now where is groot bek Tamaranui to comment on his buddies theft?

  • Salim Mahmood - 2012-06-08 19:37

    Integrity hehehe there is no such word in the ANC

  • Hudayfah - 2012-06-08 19:39

    Comrades my ass, they're just thieves stealing from the people they pretend to fight for.

      Deon Du Plessis - 2012-06-08 20:41

      OMG, you hit the nail right on the head Mazimba

  • Mazimba - 2012-06-08 19:48

    WTF does an integrity commissioner do as I have seen no integrity being commissioned by any ANC cadre since Madiba split.

  • Zahir - 2012-06-08 19:49

    This is the publics tax money we demand to know the facts

      Jacqui - 2012-06-09 14:57

      Zahir, as far as the ANC is concerned the public don't have rights. Now if everyone will just remember that come election time.

  • Zahir - 2012-06-08 19:49

    This is the publics tax money we demand to know the facts

  • Irene - 2012-06-08 19:52

    I see the pro cANCer moderator is on duty tonight.

      TSOTSI Smilification - 2012-06-08 20:07

      He/she is going to have a hell of a time :)

  • pws69 - 2012-06-08 19:57

    Is there a SINGLE honest person in the ANC? The longer this drags out, the longer he earns his ridiculously high salary, the longer he has to try to cover it up. We have cadres on suspension for over FIVE YEARS sometimes. To put that in perspective, they get paid MORE for doing nothing than the average salaried worker earns in a lifetime. For each MONTH this thief earns a salary it equals over 5 YEARS of salary of the average farm worker or domestic.

      Pete - 2012-06-08 20:20

      If he used his card to purchase the painting as stated, then a charge of fraud must be laid and the art gallery and "BIG MAC" must also be charged for aiding and abbetting The other charges will not see light of day as he is busy sorting out out the problem where he "USED TH INCORRECT CARD" at the time

  • Erna - 2012-06-08 20:07

    And there they go - defending and protecting each other. Ordinary, honest people don't stand a chance.

  • Erna - 2012-06-08 20:07

    And there they go - defending and protecting each other. Ordinary, honest people don't stand a chance.

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-06-08 20:20

    How do you say THIEF in Pedi??

      Raymond - 2012-07-02 09:20

      Malema.

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