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