Investigating Team Fails to Report

13 November 2014.

The IFP has condemned the ineptitude of the investigating team appointed by the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Hon Nomusa Dube-Ncube to investigate allegations of maladministration, fraud and corruption at the City of uMhlatuze Municipality. The team was given 30 days from the end of August to complete its task and submit a report, but to date the team has not complied. 

"It is not surprising that investigations at the City of uMhlathuze Municipality have not been completed, the issues of fraud and corruption go too deep into that administration. We are aware that issues being investigated revolve around tenders, service delivery and irregular appointment of personnel. The fact that the Mayor was bold enough to write to the MEC, Hon Nomusa Dube-Ncube and call for an investigation must be commended," said IFP Spokesperson on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Inkosi Mzamo Buthelezi, MPL. 

"The ANC is now tasting the bitter fruit of cadre deployments after it has appointed inexperienced and under-qualified people into positions where they find themselves out of their depth. It is not surprising that the investigating team will encounter many obstacles and frustrations in their efforts", continued Inkosi Buthelezi. 

"Companies that tendered for contracts and were not fairly treated have lodged objections, thus delaying service delivery. These companies have the right to question the tender process if they feel aggrieved. Delays in commencement of projects such as water and sanitation lead to cost escalation and undue hardship for the people of the municipality," concluded Inkosi Buthelezi. 

The IFP calls on the Hon. MEC to take direct responsibility for these delays which result in the suffering of our people.


Issued by:
Inkosi Mzamo Buthelezi, MPL, IFP Spokesperson on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, 072 390 6112

For Media Enquiries:
IFP KZN Provincial Legislature Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675