Friday, November 30, 2007

Dyanti announces commission of enquiry

By Anele Siwa
30 November 2007

The MEC for Local Government and Housing in the Western Cape, Richard Dyanti on Friday announced the names of the commission of enquiry set up to look into the possible occurrence of maladministration, fraud, corruption and serious malpractice within the City of Cape Town.

“The Commission of enquiry does not have anything to do with the toppling of the City of Cape Town. Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool has approved this commission,” says Dyantyi.

According to Dyantyi the members of the commission: Justice Nathan Erasmus as the Chairperson of this commission, Mr George Papadakis a forensic auditor who is the curator in the Fidentia case, Ms. Herdie Vermeulen a local government expect, Mr Zithulele Twala, a practising attorney as the secretary to the commission and Advocate France Petersen will lead evidence for the commission.

“The commission will perform its duty without fear, for the benefit of the country, says Justice Erasmus.

“The City has agreed to co-orperate fully with the commission. We believe that this investigation is nothing more than the political ploy by the ANC controlled provincial government to undermine the malt-party government of Cape Town,” says mayoral spokesperson Robert Macdonald.

No specific date about when the commission will start its investigation has been provided.


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