Voter fraud: DA welcomes IEC’s laying of charges

The DA welcomes the laying of charges against 15 residents who fraudulently registered themselves for the Ward 59 by-election in Ekurhuleni this year. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has laid criminal charges in terms of Section 89(1) together with Section 97 and 98(b) of the Electoral Act. Electoral fraud must…

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DA notes appointment of Sy Mamabolo as new IEC CEO

The IEC has appointed Sy Mamabolo as the Chief Electoral Officer. Mr Mamabolo has performed with distinction in various roles he has played within the organization over nearly two decades. These roles include Provincial Electoral Officer for Gauteng and Deputy CEO: Election Management. In this latter role, he deserves large…

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DA condemns the shooting of Gauteng MPL Kingsol Chabalala

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is outraged to learn that DA Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature and Emfuleni North Constituency Head, Kingsol Chabalala, was shot three times outside his home late last night. Mr Chabalala was quickly hospitalised, where he was stabilised and the bullets were removed. We condemn this…

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Gauteng’s 37 forensic investigations expose extent of government rot

In the 2016/17 financial year, 37 forensic audits were commissioned by Gauteng Provincial Government Departments into issues such as procurement irregularities, irregular expenditure, irregular overtime pay and fraud. These investigations encompass ten departments, with some, like the Department of Health having incurred up to eight investigations. The respective departments and…

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