DA R7 million Secret Payment Approval Exposed

ANC alleges that the DA led council secretly approved payment of R7 million to two executives

The DA led City of Cape Town council is under fire after it was revealed that it secretly approved R7 million golden handshake for two of its top executives. This comes after contracts of executive director of health, Ivan Bromfield and compliance and auxiliary services director, Gerhard Ras were terminated.

It is believed that their termination was done secretly and no reasons have been provided.

The ANC sought legal advise on the matter as it aims to challenge the DA led council secret decision. ANC leader Xolani Sotashe requested the Speaker Dirk Smit to allow a discussion on the matter, saying the reasons for termination must be made public. Both his requests were turned down.

“This is a party that says they are transparent. This issue that they complain about the ANC keeping meetings private, it is the same thing they are doing here. Critical issues of the public interest are not being discussed for the public to know,” said Sotashe.

It is not clear whether the new executive directors posts will be advertised and that their appointments will be made public.

The council has abolished the posts of executive director for city health, community services, energy, environment and spatial planning, human settlements, social development and early childhood development, tourism, events and economic development and transport commissioner.

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