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DA calls for terms of reference of Necsa task team to be made public

The DA has in its possession documents that present a prima facie case of widespread maladministration, a flagrant disregard for due process, and potential fraud being perpetrated at the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa).   In terms of the Public Finance Management Act and the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Necsa…

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Fake PhD Ambassador Pheko must be immediately suspended pending a Parliamentary inquiry

The DA calls for the immediate recalling and suspension of South African Ambassador to Japan, Ms Mohau Pheko, pending an inquiry for misrepresenting her qualifications. President Jacob Zuma, as the appointing authority on diplomatic posts, must act in this regard to avoid any more international embarrassment.   I have today written to the Portfolio Committee Chairperson for…

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Buffalo City spends R1.7 million on ‘back-up’ car rentals

In a reply to a DA parliamentary question, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Pravin Gordhan, revealed that the Buffalo City Metro Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Speaker and the City Manager rented ‘back-up’ cars to the tune of over R1.7 million in the 2014/15 financial year to date.   There is no justifiable reason for these…

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IPID report clears Hawks bosses and Police Minister knew all along

Note to editor: This is a member statement delivered by DA Shadow Minister of Police, Dianne Kohler Barnard MP, in the National Assembly this afternoon. The DA is in possession of the final Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) report into the rendition of Zimbaweans in 2010. The final report, completed in March 2014, confirms that…

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SAPS unable to account for farm attack statistics

I will be writing to the Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, and Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, asking them by what date plans for specialised rural safety units, long promised to South Africans, will actually be rolled out.   The DA is concerned about the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) commitment to…

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