DA welcomes AG investigation into Westonaria Municipality

Fred Nel MPL

DA Shadow MEC: Co-operative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng welcomes the announcement that the Auditor-General (AG) will be investigating allegations of corruption and mal-administration in the Westonaria Municipality.

In particular, we hope that this investigation will assist the community of Bekkersdal which falls under the Westonaria administration.

This community has long been forgotten by the Gauteng government and was even told by former premier, Nomvula Mokonyane, that the province did not need their ā€œdirty votesā€.

We await the A-Gā€™s report in three months and hope that any officials implicated in these allegations will be dealt with swiftly.

The community of Bekkersdal and greater Westonaria deserve more from their public officials than what they have been subjected to over the past few months.