Tag Archives | Anti Corruption Issues

DA has laid criminal charges against the Guptas for allegedly using public funds to pay for a family wedding at Sun City in 2013

This morning, I laid criminal charges against Mosebenzi Zwane, Atul Gupta, Ajay Gupta, Rajesh Gupta, Ronica Ragavan and Kamal Vasram with the South African Police Service. The charges include: racketeering, money laundering, assisting another to benefit from the proceeds of unlawful activities, and acquiring, possessing or using the proceeds of unlawful activities in terms of…

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State Capture charges: The law must now take its course

Note to Editors: The full charge sheet can be accessed here Today the Democratic Alliance (DA) laid an array of criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma, members of the Gupta family, several cabinet ministers and senior executives of State Owned Entities, and other individuals alleged to be key players in the criminal syndicate that has…

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More than R40 million spent on luxury cars for Ministers

After submitting a range of parliamentary questions across all governmental departments, the DA can reveal that the government has spent a total of R 41 960 075.91 on the procurement of luxury vehicles for Ministers and their Deputies between 2014 and 2017. It is revealing that these ANC Ministers continue to spend such outrageous amounts…

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DA continues to fight for the full, un-redacted Denton Report

The DA will today submit an appeal, in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, to gain access to the full, original and un-redacted Denton report. It is a slap in the face of the South African public, who foot the bill for Eskom, that the Denton report released yesterday, is still heavily…

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Did the DTI give money to an ANC front?

The DTI’s adjustment budget contains a R200 000 payment to an organisation called the Progressive Youth in Business, a group which is housed at Luthuli House in the Treasurer General’s office, and which is openly an ANC affiliated group. (See for example their website, www.ancpyb.org ). Did the ANC PYB receive this money? That is…

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State Capture: DA looks forward to seeing Zuma in court, again

The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes that President Jacob Zuma’s legal team has today filed papers at the North Gauteng High Court in an ill-conceived attempt to set aside the Public Protector’s State of Capture report. In his founding papers, Zuma is asking the court to review and set aside remedial actions contained in the State…

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Minister must account for 142 Prasa contracts worth R24 bn under investigation

The DA will request the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) to summon the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, to present a plan on how she will hold all relevant parties accountable, after the Committee revealed today that 142 Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) contracts worth R24 billion are being investigated for possible…

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Sanral awarded contracts to unregistered companies

In today’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) sitting, South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) revealed that 12 companies not registered with Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), were awarded contracts in contravention of the Public Finance Management Act. The DA will call on the Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, to launch an…

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