DA calls on MEC Maile to investigate who pays for Sedibeng Municipal Manager’s two bodyguards

Issued by Kingsol Chabalala MPL – DA Constituency Head for Emfuleni North
28 Jul 2020 in Press Statements

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng is calling on the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Lebogang Maile to investigate who is paying for the Sedibeng Municipal Manager’s two bodyguards.

According to MEC Maile, there is no service provider that was appointed by the Sedibeng District Municipality to provide protection to the Municipal Manager. The Sedibeng District Municipality is not paying for the bodyguards of the Municipal Manager.

MEC Maile was responding to the DA’s written question tabled in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL).

It is alleged however that a service provider in Sedibeng District Municipality is paying for the Municipal Manager’s bodyguards which contradicts MEC Maile’s response.

Should these allegations prove to be true, the MEC should investigate how this service provider was awarded the tender by the Sedibeng District Municipality. They should also determine whether the Municipal Manager influenced the awarding of the tender to the service provider and what the reasons are for the service provider paying for the Municipal Manager’s bodyguards.

The DA calls on MEC Maile to urgently initiate an investigation to determine who pays for Sedibeng Municipal Manager’s two bodyguards.