DA asks Hawks to investigate Speaker of Western Cape Parliament

DA asks Hawks to investigate Speaker of Western Cape Parliament

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape has called on the Hawks to investigate provincial speaker of parliament, Masizole Mnqasela.

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This comes after the party was handed documents by a whistle-blower alleging fraud and corruption against Mnqosela. 


Party spokesperson, Richard Newton says the allegations relate to subsistence, travel and entertainment allowance claims.


“The whistle-blowers recently approached the leader of the DA Provincial Caucus, Alan Winde, to report these allegations,” he says. 


“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.”

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Newton says the documents have since been handed over to the Hawks for investigation. 


“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.   


“The DA has a zero-tolerance approach to corruption, and when evidence-based allegations arise, we hold our office bearers to account, without fear or favour.”


Newton says that the matter has also been referred to the DA’s Federal Legal Commission (FLC) for urgent investigation. 

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