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DA marches against 'the sin and crime of corruption' in Butterworth

Nov 15, 2017
DA marches against 'the sin and crime of corruption' in Butterworth

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday marched against what it called 'the sin and crime of corruption' in the Mnquma Local Municipality where a memorandum was delivered at the municipal offices in King Street, Butterworth.

"It highlights the abuse of public resources and rampant corruption in the ANC-led council," said Nqaba Bhanga - DA Eastern Cape Provincial Leader.

"We called on the Acting Executive Mayor, Ndyebo Sikhelenge, to publicly denounce corruption, expose those found guilty of squandering public funds and to commit to the prescripts of the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) and procurement protocols."

Bhanga said that the DA strongly condemns the looting of the people’s money and robbing of Mnquma residents of quality service delivery.

"We call out and condemn thieving government officials who raid the public purse for personal gain, while local residents suffer.

"The people of the Mnquma and the Eastern Cape deserve a new beginning, where their interests are put first and money does not end up in the pockets of corrupt ANC politicians and officials," he added.

"Money must go to the delivery of quality services and the creation of much-needed job opportunities.

"To steal public money is to steal from the people. It is time the people of the Eastern Cape reject this from of ANC governance and vote for a new beginning in 2019."

Bhanga said that the level of corruption in the Mnquma Municipality continues unabated, therefore the party is calling on the Hawks to urgently conduct and complete their investigation into corrupt activities within the municipality.

"We urge the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to ensure that all those found guilty of corruption face the full might of the law, by invoking, among other laws, the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act."