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SACP targets Midvaal

2011-11-13 19:11

Johannesburg - A programme to deal with corruption and mismanagement of resources in the Midvaal municipality is being formulated, the SA Communist Party (SACP) in Gauteng said on Sunday.

"Our programme of action will focus on service delivery, and also to ensure that criminal action is taken against any person involved in corruption and maladministration," said Jacob Mamabolo, acting provincial secretary.

He said the SACP would start consultation processes with their local structures in Midvaal, as well as alliance partners at a provincial level.

The SACP is in alliance with the ruling ANC and union federation Cosatu. The programme of action was expected to be finalised at the provincial executive committee on November 24.

"We will ensure a sustained action against the municipality to ensure that the working class in Midvaal is vigilant and consistent, until the next round of local government elections, where we will certainly ensure the ANC rules the municipality."

He said Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on Midvaal pointed to acts of financial maladministration despite the "misguided and false view" that Midvaal was the best run municipality in Gauteng.

"The issues raised by the report are very serious as they expose corruption with regard to procurement processes in the municipality," he said.

Madonsela released a scathing report on the Midvaal municipality, saying it had breached financial and administrative policies.

She said the municipality, which is the only one run by the DA in Gauteng, violated the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework.

This was because it had for the past 30 years retained the same legal firm without going through proper procedures.

Leading to the May 18 municipal election, the party had proudly canvassed Midvaal and Cape Town as examples of the best DA-led municipalities.

Comments
  • pws69 - 2011-11-13 19:22

    Mmmm, but these communists, whose leading light spent R420,000-00 staying in a guest house for a little over a month, conveniently ignore the ACTUAL gross maladministration and corruption amounting to hundreds of Billions in ANC municipalities because ONE incident, and NO corruption involving the DA. I personally take Chico the clown more seriously than these delused has beens. FFS, they are not even a real political party, as they don't contest elections EVER.

      sefeddt - 2011-11-13 20:05

      To add SACP's Blade Nzimande's purchase of the most expensinve vehicle he could get. His comment on it being questioned was he was entitled to it.

      Francois - 2011-11-13 20:12

      All I can say is that after Mbeki and Lekota, at present count, the SACP are the third best hypocrites in SA. Let us see them dance against Sannieshof as well.

  • Had - 2011-11-13 19:29

    Go for it. If they are guilty the DA will take corrective steps. Once the SACP has wasted their time in Midvaal, lets hope that they move on to one the hundreds of ANC municipalities that are dissfunctional & under Administration already.

      fredahsm - 2011-11-13 22:28

      Reality check

  • Cracker - 2011-11-13 19:34

    How about some of the same energy and enthusiasm being expended to look into the Lotto suspicions reported today? ANYBODY from the SACP to enlighten South Africa? Are you really interested in the Lotto suspicions? We all agree that suspicion of corruption must be examined thoroughly and dealt with quickly. But we need consistency because if we don't see it we may just conclude that the real reason for the expressed concern about Midvaal corruption may be another (typical) example of two-facedness and self-serving political mileage. In other words, just one more example of how some the real issues are avoided but others emphasized because of narrow anti-some South Africans sentiment and of course the concern by the SACP not to upset some of its pals in the Alliance.

      Silvana - 2011-11-13 20:51

      Valid point Cracker. The Lotto scam should be under scrutiny as well. Most probably funding the upcoming party.

  • Wesley - 2011-11-13 19:37

    SACP, what about the thousands other coucils that are also corrupt. Please tackle them also

  • sefeddt - 2011-11-13 20:01

    That's very big of you SACP, except it was the FF plus that reported the irregularities, i note there has been no comment from you on job well done to them.

  • AquaticApe - 2011-11-13 20:33

    "Jaco Mulder, cousin of the more famous Corne and Pieter (all prominent members of the family enterprise called the Freedom Front Plus) said: “The DA and ANC are two sides of the same coin. Time will show that the DA controlled Midvaal is most probably the most corrupt municipality in South Africa.” Mr Mulder was referring to the release of the Public Protector’s report on various allegations relating to the Midvaal municipality due for release the next day. But, as it happened, the Public Protector found no evidence of corruption in Midvaal at all. The DA is pleased that the Public Protector found no evidence of corruption on our part. But we take the findings of maladministration very seriously indeed – even if they did happen some time ago, and most of them had been corrected long before the Public Protector’s investigation started." I quote Helen Zille. I wonder what the silly SACP will uncover that the Public Protector and a number of other DA led investigations did not? Remember, if you're under 21 and not a communist you haven't got a heart but if you're over 21 and still a commie you haven't got a brain!

      Jeanne - 2011-11-14 11:37

      Can we please highlight: NO EVIDENCE OF FRAUD OR CORRUPTION.

  • Silvana - 2011-11-13 20:46

    "Our programme of action will focus on service delivery, and also to ensure that criminal action is taken against any person involved in corruption...." What a bunch of vag*nas! Midvaal was never found guilty of corruption and being a Midvaal resident, I can tell you there is absolutely no problem with service delivery, even during strikes. Why don't the SA "Capitalist" Party go where there are real problems with service deliveries, starting with the FS.

  • Maximus Odinidus - 2011-11-13 22:00

    It seems like everyone is baying for DA blood. I wander why they are trying to stem DA growth. Seems they all feel threatened with extinction.

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