Sizwe Mchunu, MPP
Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature
Close of business tomorrow marks the court deadline for the National Prosecuting Agency (NPA) to respond with an opposing affidavit to the Democratic Alliance’s application for the record of decision in the Amigo’s case.
Early last month the DA announced that it would go to court in a bid to obtain the record of decision after charges of fraud and racketeering were dropped against KZN Legislature Speaker, Peggy Nkonyeni and ECOD MEC, Mike Mabuyakhulu. Both are linked to a multi-million rand water purification procurement scandal in the province. A Public Access for Information Application (PAIA) by the DA for the record of decision was previously denied by the NPA on the basis that the “contents were confidential”.
The DA remains hopeful that the NPA will respond timeously by the close of business tomorrow and not apply for an extension.
The DA is committed to obtaining this record of decision. The public has the right to know why senior politicians are not being prosecuted in the Amigo’s case. We believe that the NPA’s dropping of charges against Nkonyeni and Mabuyakhulu warrants a public explanation, given that this happened almost overnight while their co-accused still face trial.
We will continue to fight for the KwaZulu-Natal public to know the truth behind this decision.