Not even in office for a month and DA Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, is already uncovering the first massive ANC corruption cases. Following the revelation that the city of Tshwane entered into a contract for R 100m without any (!) service or good being provided, Msimanga now vowed to review municipal contracts worth over R 10bn.
The opposition Democratic Alliance leads the administration that took over the city following the ruling African National Congress’s loss of control in the local government elections. Msimanga will file charges next week, he said in an interview in Johannesburg, declining to give further details. “We want to investigate a sizeable chunk,” he said. “I might go over R10bn because these things are now coming out of the woodwork.”
The Democratic Alliance together with the Economic Freedom Fighters voted to oust the ANC in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay as the ANC’s worst-ever election performance cost it control of three of of South Africa’s eight major metropolitan areas. Both opposition parties have campaigned on a programme of targeting corruption.