Jacques Smalle (MPL)
DA Limpopo Provincial Leader
The DA has noted with concern that the appearance by the Premier before the SCOPA committee has left members with more questions than answers.
The Premier himself emphasised his lack of confidence in quality of his legal unit considering the insurmountable number of legal cases facing departments and the quality of legal advice he receives.
DA leader and SCOPA member, Jacques Smalle confronted the Premier and his team with no fear or favour highlighting that his office should be an example to other departments leading the fight against fraud and corruption.
The transferring of an official from one department in his office to another section when there was a deliberate intent to mislead and defraud government, cannot be condoned.
As the DA we are calling for harsher sentences or measures to be imposed on officials that clearly contravene state or government processes.