I have written to the Public Protector, Adv. Thuli Madonsela, asking her office to investigate Danny Jordaan for allegedly ordering the illegal payment of former Nelson Mandela Bay councillors.
The City Press has today broken a story in which it is alleged that Danny Jordaan instructed Payroll officials to continue paying former DA councillors, who had joined the ANC, despite them no longer being in the employ of the municipality.
This amounts to blatant misuse of public funds and political interference, and could be in contravention of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Act.
Thus the DA’s legal team will also be investigating criminal charges and will approach the South African Police Service to open a case if necessary.
Danny Jordaan was quoted by EWN as saying last week that he has never done a corrupt thing in his life, yet today news breaks of allegations of unlawful and fraudulent deal-mongering, masterminded by Mr. Jordaan himself. He has exposed himself as being just like all the other ANC Mayors before him: corrupt, devious and unethical.
Only the DA is committed to the rule of law and has the capacity to stop corruption in the Bay. The DA understands that corruption in this municipality will be stopped by cooperating with the SAPS, opening criminal cases where necessary, conducting end-to-end forensic audits and enforcing municipal by-laws, which we will do from our first day in office.
The Auditor-General has confirmed year after year that DA governments are by far the most effective at keeping corruption out. The City of Cape Town has received consecutive years of unqualified audits since the DA came into government in the Metro, confirming our commitment to clean governance.
It is this smart and effective style of governance that confirms the DA’s commitment to stopping corruption in its tracks.
We are ready to stop corruption in the Bay, so that better services can be delivered to our people and jobs can be created.
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