The Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng Premier candidate Solly Msimanga along with the party’s former leader Tony Leon, DA Team One South Africa spokesperson on Crime John Steenhuisen, Team One South Africa spokesperson Solly Malatsi, and the party’s Gauteng Provincial leader John Moodey, will on Wednesday lead a march against corruption in the Gauteng province to Gauteng premier’s office David Makhura at Mary Fitzgerald Square.
DA Gauteng premier Campaign Media Officer Charity Moyo says the march will expose maladministration of the African National Congress’ (ANC) dealings with Bosasa.
“Under the ANC led administration, the provincial government’s business dealings with BOSASA has increased by over 300% in the last 5 years from R108 million to R430 million under Makhura’s predecessor Nomvula Mokonyane,” says Moyo.
She says Gauteng has lost large sums of money in the last five years due to corruption activities, especially the issuing of tenders. “In Gauteng, R20 billion was lost over the last five years due to corruption and fruitless and wasteful expenditure. There is no one who has been held accountable for this corruption.
“There are too many brown envelopes being passed around in Gauteng, buying peoples’ silence, bribing people to influence decisions about the awarding of tenders, and paying people off for their co-operation.”
Msimanga and his team will also hand over hundreds of brown envelopes to Gauteng premier David Makhura.