ANC, DA welcome eThekwini probe

2012-02-08 08:04

Durban - Political parties have welcomed the outcome of the forensic investigation into corruption and maladministration in the eThekwini Municipality.

"The African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the report on the investigation on allegations of fraud and irregular expenditure," said ANC provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala.

He said his organisation had called on KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance MEC Nomusa Dube to investigate the municipality.

"As the ANC, we are committed to the principle of good governance which is central in the provision of service delivery to our people," he said.

The party supported the recommendations contained in the report.

The investigation found numerous irregularities in the awarding of tenders and that councillors were involved in entities that did business with the municipality.

Democratic Alliance caucus leader Tex Collins also welcomed the investigation's findings.

"The seriousness of such a report cannot be underestimated and the initiative of the MEC must be applauded for her principled stance against corruption and fraud," he said.

The report would provide the answers to many of the questions the DA had been asking for a long time.

  • Zion - 2012-02-08 08:10

    Excuse me for being pessimistic but this "investigation" will probably carry on for months and eventually returned to the shelves labelled "Insufficient Evidence" and the whole bunch of thieves of the hook and return to their jobs to perpetuate the thievery.

      Wandile - 2012-02-08 08:56

      you know u pessimist, so why even bother? Get a life. Let the investigation process take it's course. if there is no evidence, it is our constitution to protect people. We are all innocent until proven guilty, but i think for you, u have already made ur judgement. please people lets build this beautiful country, the way you guys often respond to some issues. to me it is clear that you are still believe in apartheid system. that is why everything with African man u always sound sound so pessimistic. let us unite and build a strong foundation for our future generation

      procold2 - 2012-02-08 09:34

      wandile it is not all of us that believe in an apartheid system, it is only the ANC led gov that does and now they call it BBBEE,zion is 100% correct in saying nothing will come of this investigation because nothing ever does, what i do agree with you is lets unite and build a strong foundation for the future but this also wont happen as long as we are led by the ANC corrupt officials that are now in power.

      Nick - 2012-02-08 10:18

      Zion, i agree with you, i dont think you are being pessimistic at all, this chop Wandile(below) says the constitution is there to protect the people, well then what about the constitution saying its our right to have freedom of speech, then the Gov are silencing the media now? Hmm Wandile, you got that one right there, and then what about our (durban) friend Shaky Shabir? He was convicted of fraud against the people of South Africa (in my opinion that should constitute treason) but then was let out of jail coz he wasnt feeling well, but still plays golf like a champ, Wandile thats strike two, i wount go any further coz there are countless instances of what Zion was saying, and i believe that regardless of who's fault the corruption and fraud is, what we need is a system of accountability, in that, should there be fraud and corruption evident(not nessesarily who did it) everyone who had the power to prevent or mitagte it to any degree, should be dismissed and sentenced to 10years for failing to prevent it! end of story... that changes the whole game!!! If you dont manage and control when in a position of power, and the state or its citizens lose in any way, as a result of fraud and/or corruption, at any levle, the top dogs need to be put down!!! Can you imaging how much harder these big guys will try? Imagine how fewer dodgy leaders will take the job? hmm...

      Norman - 2012-02-08 19:31

      Actually, the investigation and report are complete and the summary has been released. Further an ANC MEC commissioned the investigation. I'm no ANC supporter, but credit where it's due, not everyone in the ANC is rotten. Perhaps you were being a bit pessimistic?

  • procold2 - 2012-02-08 08:19

    "As the ANC, we are committed to the principle of good governance which is central in the provision of service delivery to our people," "BULLSH#T"

  • Santapola - 2012-02-08 08:29

    Put them under administration like they did in Limpopo......

  • Ryan - 2012-02-08 08:40

    "As the ANC, we are committed to the principle of good governance which is central in the provision of service delivery to our people," ---central yes, committed hardly.

      jim.dickson2 - 2012-02-08 11:18

      Note to self, "service delivery to OUR people." Not all the people of South Africa!

  • Shaun Robinson - 2012-02-08 08:48

    It's kinda funny but that's what we do here in sunny South Africa. 1. Become corrupt 2. Investigate 3. Conclude that we are corrupt 4. Everyone waits for change 5. Repeat steps 1 - 4...

      elspeth.hassall - 2012-02-08 11:30

      Very well put!

  • Scebberish - 2012-02-08 08:53

    you can start with the Natal Parks Board. Nepitism of note there!

      Julie - 2012-02-08 09:25

      Sorry, Scebberish, but he old Natal Parks Board is no longer in control - when they were still running the board (I actually worked for them in Durban years and years ago) it was a clean and well-run administration and no fault was ever found against them. However, under the new administration - Ezemvelo (I think that is what it's called now) it has sunk to the same level as any and all other ANC-run entities - filth, crime, corruption on a grand scale without any accountability to the taxpayers. You see, these ANC (African Nepotism Crime)scum consider themselves above the law in every respect... I sincerely hope that come the next general election (next year or 2013??? I'm not sure) people will have woken up properly by then and realised that they haver been led by the nose these past 18 years or so and will exercise their right to vote them OUT...... I've never voted for them, and I never will...

  • Mike - 2012-02-08 11:02

    Is this a joke - the ANC is responsible for this mess in the first place - so now they congratulate themselves for stealing???

      elspeth.hassall - 2012-02-08 11:33


  • ferreira.charmaine - 2012-02-08 11:39

    Watch out no fire destroys the evidence!

  • Kevin - 2012-02-08 16:04

    Shame the man...guy's Dirtbin is a really small place,so inevitably Sutcliffe will pop up at a restuarant/public ready to shun him like the plague!!! The cancer that he is has resulted in Dirtbin being if not the most expensive City to reside in with little to no service delivery for it's tax paying residents.In actual fact give him the 'bird' when you next see him.(Parasite)

      Mike - 2012-02-09 11:46

      I shall be carrying rotten eggs around with me!

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