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Msimanga to set up Gauteng Scorpions if elected into office

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DA Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga has detailed plans for the first 100 days in office, should he be elected, which include setting up a corruption busting unit.

While addressing a small crowd of Democratic Alliance (DA) supporters on Monday, 29 April 2019, at the Beyers Naudè Square in Johannesburg, Solly Msimanga outlined plans for his first 100 days in office, should the party win in the upcoming 8 May elections.

“The Zondo commission (into State Capture) has really exposed quite a lot of things … that we have corruption that is entrenched into our government contracts and our government’s running. We will not have MECs involved in any corrupt activities.

“In my first 100 days, we will institute a commission of inquiry into state capture in Gauteng. We need to start plugging those holes. We are going to institute this and we are going to make sure those found to be corrupt will not have a place in office here. They are going to be fired and they are going to face the might of the law,” he said.

Msimanga said the Gauteng province needed its own corruption-busting unit as well as a commission of inquiry to identify where state funds are being looted. He said the unit would be named the Gauteng Scorpions.

“Within the first 100 days we will have the Gauteng Scorpions that will be initiated to investigate all contracts, to make sure all municipalities are compliant on how they do their work. We want to make sure our Scorpions will have the sting they need to ensure cases they are presenting in a court of law will stand the test of time,” he said.

His plans also include the establishment of a Provincial Prosecuting Authority and the launch of a Ministerial Handbook, which would govern the benefits of the premier, legislature speaker and MECs as a means to cut down on exorbitant amounts of funds spent on luxury catering, private security, entertainment and advertising.

Abenathi Gqomo
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