Alleged Misuse Of Funds By MPs

3 December 2009

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip strongly rejects the allegations in the Sunday Times report and the statement of the Democratic Alliance relating to the alleged misappropriation of funds by ANC Members of Parliament, including former Chief Whip Mnyamezeli Booi.

The Office of the Chief Whip is not aware of the existence of any "explosive" report documenting the misuse of Caucus funds to the tune of R50-million or implicating the former Chief Whip in the matter.

Those who claim that such a report exists must come forward and submit it to either the Office of the Chief Whip or any crime fighting agency to ensure that if indeed any corruption took place, it is dealt with swiftly. Continuing to make such claims without any factual basis or concrete proof deliberately undermines the integrity of our Members of Parliament and that of the ANC. Such opportunistic politicking by the DA should be condemned.

The ANC has over the years, including the 2008-2009 financial year, consistently received a clean audit report on the usage of its Parliamentary funds.

Should there be any need in future for a probe into the financial affairs of the Parliamentary Caucus by the Office of the ANC Treasurer General, the Office of the Chief Whip will fully cooperate.

Issued by
The Office of the ANC Chief Whip
ANC Parliamentary Caucus
Parliament of the Republic of SA
Cape Town, 8000

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