MEC dares DA to release graft report

2012-10-26 00:00

CO-OPERATIVE Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube yesterday challenged the DA to release the Manase report into corruption in the eThekwini Municipality and face the legal consequences.

“I am challenging the DA and its councillors in the eThekwini Municipality to release the Manase Report. Go ahead and release it at your own peril …,” Dube said after a parliamentary debate on municipal finances in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.

Dube said DA councillors have access to and have also seen the contents of the full report. She also said the provincial government was adhering to all the legal procedures in addressing the recommendations contained in the report.

“When the time comes and all due processes that are enshrined in the Constitution, including the right to a fair hearing, have been adhered to, then the Manase Report will be released for public consumption,” Dube said.

Earlier the DA’s George Mari urged Dube to release the report.

“Your integrity is at stake. You have called for the forensic investigation and have received the findings.

“Certain officials have been named, but the ‘big fish’ have not been exposed. You know who they are,” Mari said, adding the DA would do whatever it takes to force the eThekwini city manager and Dube to release the report.

Last Sunday, DA leader Helen Zille threatened to write a letter to President Jacob Zuma asking him to intervene.

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