Cogta MEC says corruption investigation not a “witch hunt”

2016-02-25 11:23
Nomusa Dube-Ncube. (Jabulani Langa, Foto24)

Nomusa Dube-Ncube. (Jabulani Langa, Foto24)

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Durban – An investigation into alleged maladministration and corruption at the Msunduzi municipality should not be misconstrued as a witch hunt, KwaZulu-Natal's Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department said on Thursday. 

"Our approach is strictly non-partisan. In order to arrive at an independent conclusion, we urge everyone, including the media, to desist from speculation and await the outcome," MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said.

The department had begun investigating the allegations, which Dube-Ncube said were serious. Whistle blowers had brought the claims to the department's attention. 

“We take all allegations of wrongdoing with utmost seriousness and all our investigations are independent. We exercise our oversight role over municipalities without fear or favour, regardless of which political organisation is governing the municipality,” she said. 

The outcome of the investigation would be presented to the Msunduzi council.

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