IFP supports whistleblower

2015-04-23 00:00

THE IFP yesterday called on President ­Jacob Zuma to investigate the alleged looting of public funds at the Harry Gwala District Municipality following revelations by an ANC councillor.

The whistleblower, Mandla Ngcobo, was forced to step down as municipal speaker after he revealed the district’s ­alleged multi-million rand irregular ­expenditure.

IFP national chairperson Blessed ­Gwala called on the ANC to root out ­corruption in the district after News24 published the contents of the letter ­Ngcobo sent to Zuma’s office last week.

“President Zuma must take up this matter urgently as he did when he ­authorised the SIU to investigate matters relating to the affairs of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury. He has a constitutional obligation to take swift action against corruption,” he said.

Gwala said the ANC “must cleanse itself of tendencies of corruption and abuse of power”.

The IFP will pursue this matter in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature by submitting written questions in order to demand ­answers from the MEC of Cogta about what strategies she has to eradicate the scourge of corruption in most KwaZulu-Natal municipalities.

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