[DA Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga faces tough actions after breaking the law on forensic reports commissioned for the council. There are rules that guide how confidential documents must be treated and used for]
DA Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga acted unlawfully by making public findings of a forensic report before it was tabled to the council. Serious actions must be taken against Msimanga to avoid costly lawsuits Tshwane council might face, the ANC Youth League in Tshwane said on Friday.
It is not clear why Msimanga took the decision alone instead of following a legal advise taken by the council.
Msimanga is accused of treating ANC commissioned forensic report as his personal property when it actually belongs to the council.
“Those reports, were to be served in council. The investigation took over a year. Those reports, though they are in his office, are not his. Those reports must be taken to council. It was an investigation which happened when members of the ANC in council called for a forensic investigation. Solly Msimanga cannot be the crusader today, tiptoeing in media houses and claiming to be an anti-corruption champion,” said Makhubela.
“Those reports are council commissioned and must be served back to council. Council is not whoever is leading,” ANCYL Tshwane regional chairman Lesego Makhubela told journalists.
Makhubela maintains that it is council’s prerogative to initiate corrective action based on the findings of the forensic reports.