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Winde says Hawks must probe allegations against Western Cape speaker Mnqasela

23 May 2022 8:34 AM
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Hawks
Alan Winde
DA
Masizole Mnqasela
alleged corruption
Western Cape Speaker

Breakfast host Refilwe Moloto chats to Western Cape Premier Alan Winde.
  • The speaker of the Western Cape legislature is facing fraud and corruption allegations against him
  • Speaker Masizole Mnqasela has been accused of fraud relating to subsistence, travel and entertainment allowance claims that he made
  • Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says he was approached by whistleblowers with two separate complaints about Mnqasela
  • In his capacity as the DA's Western Cape caucus leader, Winde says he advised Mnqasela to step down

Image: @Mnqasela/Twitter.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the Hawks must investigate corruption allegations against the speaker of the Western Cape legislature, Masizole Mnqasela.

Whistleblowers have accused Mnqasela of fraud and corruption in connection to subsistence, travel and entertainment allowance claims.

Winde says he was approached by whistleblowers who gave two protected disclosures about the alleged claims.

The premier says he handed over the documents to the Hawks and to the structures of the Democratic Alliance (DA).

In his capacity as the DA's Western Cape caucus leader, Winde says he asked Mnqasela to step down.

"What I did as the DA caucus leader in the province is that I then confronted him with the allegations, my suggestions were that he step down. I told him I had to hand [the allegations] over to the authorities which is stipulated by law... I also handed it to the DA," he tells CapeTalk.

Winde says the matter is now in the hands of the authorities to investigate.

He hasn't been suspended.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

I received two sets of allegations... They were put in the form of a protected disclosure.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

I've got to protect the whistleblowers but there is also a relationship between myself and the executive and the speaker of the legislature.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

The process must follow its course. I can't deal with it as the premier, I can't deal with it as the caucus leader because it's my position versus the speaker's position. The Hawks must investigate and the rule of law must follow its course.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier



23 May 2022 8:34 AM
Tags:
Hawks
Alan Winde
DA
Masizole Mnqasela
alleged corruption
Western Cape Speaker

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