DA reject allegations of corruption against its councillors

Retief Odendaal

DA Caucus leader – Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality:

The DA in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan reject allegations that two of its ward councillors were involved in corruption regarding the allocation of houses in Missionvale.

While the interviewee, a member of a housing steering committee in Missionvale, in the article “Shooting victim wants answers” allege that two DA councillors were involved in the illegal issuing of green cards, which permits beneficiaries to occupy RDP houses, we want to state categorically that no ward councillor across the metro issue green cards as it is an administrative competency which municipal officials deals with.

The DA would never get involved in any corrupt activities or malpractice of any sort. Our party is a party of principles and all its representatives will strictly adhere to rules and policies. The DA will also not react to fabricated stories and smear campaigns.

Housing has long been used as a political play ball, a practice that must stop as it causes tension among communities and ruins lives. The unfair allocation of houses to beneficiaries and illegal occupation of houses is deep-rooted in this metro. Those spreading unfounded rumours will be exposed and reported to the authorities.