DA’s R3.3 Billion Votes Buying Scandal Attracts Public Protector’s Attention.
It is reported that the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela will be called in to investigate recent votes scandal by the DA. It is alleged that the DA is using provincial budget to buy votes
A leaked report from the National Treasury revealed that the DA is spending R3.3 billion on fraudulent service delivery campaign aimed at buying votes for the coming local government elections.
Karen Hesse, who is a local government expert from Municipal IQ, warned the DA for committing fraudulent activities in its attempt to gain avoid protest actions. Karen noted that the DA was prioritising certain communities while there were other communities in need of services. It is believed that some of households receiving free services are mainly white and could afford to pay.
The Treasury performs assessment on budgets tabled by municipalities to ascertain whether they are allocated correctly or not.
The matter has been brought to the attention of Thuli Madonsela for further investigation.