'DA will act on corruption claims against George councillor once we have facts'

The DA's Western Cape chairperson Anton Bredell says the party will act on corruption allegations in the DA-led George municipality once it has established all the facts.

It's alleged that a senior DA councillor used taxpayers' money for dodgy investment schemes.

Bredell, who is the Local Government MEC in the province, says the George municipality is conducting a forensic investigation.

He says criminal charges have also been laid and the case has been referred to the Hawks.

Good party leader Patricia de Lille has called the investigation into question, alleging it's been swept under the carpet.

Meanwhile, Bredell has defended the decision for the implicated DA councillor to return to duty after a brief suspension period.

The municipality set up a forensic investigation and there was also a criminal charge laid. We await the facts and will act according to the facts.

Anton Bredell, MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs

The DA has always said that if we catch your fingers in the till, we will cut them off. But we need to be fair to people.

Anton Bredell, MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs

There's a lot of rumors, stories, backstabbing and political agendas. We cannot allow that to destroy lives. We need to work with the facts.

Anton Bredell, MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs

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