14 September 2013
The Democratic Alliance on Friday
said it has written to the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela requesting that she
investigates the distribution of food parcels in Tlkowe by the Minister of
Social Development Bathabile Dlamini.
DA MP of Social Development Mike
Waters said they have learnt that the Minister is planning a televised launch
of a plan to pump over 3 000 food parcels into the municipality.
The DA will request that the Public
Protector investigate the employment of 180 ANC Youth League members by the
South African Social Sercuity Agency to conduct door-to-door canvassing for the
ANC under the guise of profiling poverty in the wards,
"The use of state resources to secure
and distribute food parcels and blankets ahead of the by-elections and the
purchase of airtime for the televised launch of a social relief effort prior to
the August by-election in which the Minister appeared at an ANC office, with
the Mayor and ANC ward candidate," Waters added.
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