COPE wants Majodina gone


The Congress of the People (COPE) has called on Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle, to fire Sports, Arts and Culture MEC Pemmy Majodina, after she was found to have spent excessively during a visit to New York in 2012.

Earlier, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, found that Majodina had requested she be paid R15 000 for five launches totalling R3 000 each, and that the total amount of trip, which eventually came to just over R18 000, was well beyond the R10 602 she had been allocated.

Speaking in a statement, COPE Spokesperson Dennis Bloem called the revelations “scandalous” and that Majodina has “sullied the reputation of the Eastern Cape government and the ANC as well”.

“Where does the ANC find such predators parading as MECs? It is shocking that MEC Majodina unabashedly demanded S & T which amounted to four times more than the prescribed subsistence and travel allowance for a trip she took to New York in 2012,” Bloem wrote.

“No self-respecting Government can tolerate this kind of greed and irresponsible behaviour. Her insistent protests that she did nothing wrong tells a story. COPE insists that the Premier fires her at once. She must go. Behaviour as disgraceful as hers requires optimal censure.”

Majodina has stated that she didn’t ask for the advance and could not be held accountable for the eventual amount spent.


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