07 November 2013
The IFP calls on the MEC of Co-operative
Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomsa Dube, to urgently
investigate serious claims of corruption raised by workers in
Mthonjaneni Municipality, in Northern KwaZulu Natal.
IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance
and Traditional Affairs, Mr Peter Smith, MP, said “Workers are
claiming that there is rampant corruption within the
For example, workers claim that:
➢ Six catering tenders were
awarded in December at R10 000 each "for dignitaries on World
Aids Day" but that no food was served.
➢ The Mayor's daughter had a
lavish birthday party later in December, and the catering may
have gone towards that function.
➢ The Municipal Manager
bought a road grader for reasons that are not clear.
➢ The Municipal Manager has
stopped presenting Council with complete statements on financial
➢ There were allegations that
the Mayor took kickbacks on tenders while he was a Municipal
Manager in Ntambanana, and his actions suggest all is not well
in his present position.
“While the IFP is not pronouncing on the
veracity of these allegations, we are worried that nothing is
being done to test them. If this were an IFP-led municipality,
intervention by the MEC would have been swift,” said Smith. “She
needs to get moving on this without delay.”
IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative
Governance and Traditional Affairs,
Mr Peter Smith MP, 083 299
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