Parks Tau has come out to insist that the funds for the Alexandra Renewal Project had been used as intended. This follows DA mayor Herman Mashaba's claims that the fund had been 'looted' by the ANC instead of spent on the community.
Former Joburg mayor Parks Tau has denied allegations that the Alexandra Renewal Project funding had gone to ANC members instead.
This comes in response to the recently-launched probe into the projects financing. Tau is adamant that the money had been spent on housing challenges in the area, as it had been intended:
“A specific audit was done by the Auditor-General on the project and no maladministration was found in that particular audit. So, to suggest that the money was not spent on development is inappropriate.”
According to Eyewitness News, Tau says that he is happy with the legacy he left as the metro's mayor, satisfied with the improvements that the presided over.
Herman Mashaba, on the other hand, does not share his sentiments. The DA mayor, and Tau's successor, has accused the ANC of being responsible for the current state of affairs in Alexandra.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the Gauteng township had been plagued by service delivery protests recent, with residents lamenting concerns over housing, waste removal and other issues.
President Cyril Ramaphosa had stopped by the township while campaigning for the ANC in light of next month's election and has challenged Mashaba to stop fearing residents and come and see for himself the conditions they are currently facing.
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