Cape Town – Democratic Alliance (DA) has reported Western Cape speaker Masizole Mnqasela to Hawks over allegations of fraud and corruption.
The party, on Friday, gave the Hawks documents relating to subsistence, travel and entertainment allowance claims from Mnqasela.
The party issued a statement, saying that whistle-blowers recently approached the Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, to report the allegations.
Winde asked the whistle-blowers to produce the evidence to back up the claims.
“The whistle-blowers recently approached the leader of the DA Provincial Caucus, Alan Winde, to report these allegations. Mr Winde requested them to make formal submissions, backed by supporting evidence. On Wednesday this week, the whistle-blowers duly submitted protected disclosures, with documentary evidence. They wish to remain anonymous, a request we respect.
“As required by the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, the DA has reported the matter to the Hawks for investigation, including the documentary evidence provided in the protected disclosures,” said the DA.
The DA further reported the matter to its Federal Legal Commission (FLC) for urgent investigation.
“Apart from escalating the matter to the HAWKS, the DA has also reported the matter to its Federal Legal Commission (FLC) for urgent investigation. The Party will follow its internal disciplinary processes with deliberate speed to ensure accountability, while respecting Mr Mnqasela’s right to submit his defence in this matter,” said the DA.
Picture: Facebook/ Masizole Mnqasela
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo