Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba has launched a probe into the 'looting' of the Alexandra Renewal Project. Mashaba says he has received confirmation from the city's anti-corruption unit that the alleged ANC 'slush fund' is now under investigation.
A probe has been launched into the Alexandra Renewal Project and Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba could not be more pleased.
In a bombshell statement released yesterday, Mashaba says he has received confirmation from Major-General Shadrack Sibiya that the city's anti-corruption unit has launched a forensic investigation:
"Members of the ANC were employed to drive the ARP in Alexandra. From the information we've received, their task was to direct funding to ANC-aligned companies that under-delivered on housing and channelled money back to the ANC."
The Sowetan reports that R16 billion had been set aside by the state to service the project, but Mashaba is adamant that it had been used as a 'slush fund' for the ruling party.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the Gauteng township has been the center of controversy, with the ANC adamant that the DA has failed to deliver in the region. The DA on the other hand has insisted that they have done what they could in the metro, but that mismanagement during the ANC reign had left them with limited options.
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Mashaba insisted that the looted project is the reason that the ANC, including premier David Makhura and President Cyril Ramaphosa, is so 'desperate' to place blame for the concerns of Alex residents on the DA.
The protests in the region have been rumored to be fueled by the ANC, which are on a war path to return one of the most prosperous regions to their control.
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