Anthony Benadie MPL
Provincial Leader – Mpumalanga
The DA welcomes the news late yesterday afternoon of the arrest by the Hawks of controversial former Mbombela municipal manager, Mr Jacob Dladla in the ongoing Mbombela Stadium tender fraud saga.
Dladla’s arrest and subsequent court appearance this morning is a significant breakthrough, as gradually the uncertainty around the brutal murder of former Mbombela Speaker Mr Jimmy Mohlala narrows.
After almost four years and a number of arrests and unsuccessful prosecutions, it appears that police are finally making headway into the large scale corruption that marred the stadium’s construction since its inception.
The DA hopes that the recent progress will continue, and that the noose will tighten around all those local and provincial government officials who so severely tarnished Mpumalanga’s 2010 reputation.