STATEMENT BY GEORGE MARI, MPP
DA KZN SPOKESPERSON ON CO-OPERATIVE GOVERNANCE
THE Democratic Alliance has today called for the release of the Manase report in its entirety, during a sitting of the provincial legislature, in order that KZN COGTA MEC, Nomusa Dube begin to restore the credibility of the report itself, along with her own commitment to clean governance.
Stalling tactics have dogged the Manase report from inception. The investigation was protracted, MEC Nomusa Dube only released a summary of the findings and now it appears that she is further delaying the release of the report in full. This raises concern over whether there is an attempt to hide certain elements of the report. Utterances that race is an issue within the report, which include allegations that certain individuals have been targeted, are yet another important reason why the report must be released in full.
The public outcry over this report is justifiable and residents of Ethekwini have a right to know the findings in full.