11 July 2014.
The IFP is highly perturbed that it did not
get relevant answers from the Chairperson of the KZN
Legislature's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA),
Maggie Govender regarding the IFP’s stance that NFP leader, Mrs
kaMagwaza-Msibi should appear before SCOPA to explain
expenditures during her tenure as Zululand District Municipality
Mayor. Instead ANC officials responded.
"Officials in the ANC KwaZulu-Natal Caucus are
not spokespersons for SCOPA, therefore why are they
answering on behalf of it? They have not been elected as
Chairperson of SCOPA and they have not even been elected as
MPL's. We demand answers from the Chairperson of SCOPA, not from
ANC officials," said IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, Mr
"For the record, let’s remember that it was
SCOPA, after all, who instructed KaMagwaza-Msibi to appear
before the committee to investigate the matter, but only junior
officials were sent. Why has SCOPA shifted from its
position?" asked Mr Gwala.
"We reiterate our call to the Chairperson of
SCOPA to finalise a date with the NFP leader as a matter of
urgency or, failing that, to formally summons her to appear
before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) in the
KwaZulu-Natal Legislature regarding irregular expenditure of
funds at Zululand District Municipality," continued Mr Gwala.
“The IFP will keep applying pressure on the
Chairperson of SCOPA to ensure that all irregular expenditures
are dealt with in a non-partisan manner,” Mr Gwala concluded.
Mr Blessed Gwala, Leader of the
IFP, KZN Legislature, 078 290 5842
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