ANC urges DA to lay charges against City of Cape Town chief whip

2017-01-26 20:34

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – The ANC has called on the DA to lay charges against the City of Cape Town's chief whip and a councillor after the party’s federal executive found them guilty of ignoring procurement rules.

Western Cape ANC spokesperson Cobus Grobler said on Thursday that they would give the DA a few days to lay charges. If the party did not do so, the ANC would open a case against the DA for not reporting corruption.

Chief Whip Shaun August and councillor Matthew Kempthorne both received suspended membership terminations and fines of R50 000 for allegedly procuring party T-shirts during the 2016 election campaign without following legal processes.

Suspended membership termination means their memberships will be terminated if they are found guilty of a second offence during the next five years.

"Sources have told me that is serious offences. They allegedly colluded with factories and arranged kickbacks when they ordered the shirts. That is corruption," Grobler said.

Western Cape ANC local government spokesperson Richard Dyantyi said the DA was hypocritical for only laying charges against ANC members, but never against its own members.

"The DA is reminded that, by law, it has to report corruption, or be charged for not doing so,” Dyantyi said in a statement on Wednesday.

Western Cape DA spokesperson Anneke Scheepers said on Thursday that no corruption had taken place.

"This was a transgression of internal party procurement regulations, which was dealt with internally," she said.

Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  cape town  |  politics 2017

Inside News24


Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.