The Democratic Alliance (DA) party welcomed Hawks’ decision to investigate Linda Mti and BOSASA for corruption and fraud saying the people of Nelson Mandela Bay deserve better than a convicted criminal as head of Safety and Security.
Hawks’ decision is a victory for the people of the Bay and a victory for the fight against corruption. It confirms DA’s suspicion that Linda Mti is not fit to head up safety and security in the municipality, DA Federal Chairperson – Athol Trollip stated.
Charging Hawks to conduct the investigation without fear or favor, Trollip declared that the investigation when completed, will reveal that the ANC employed corruption into the Bay.
Also, the DA Federal Chairperson demanded that Mti be suspended from Nelson Mandela Bay until Hawks completes the investigation.
“Mti cannot serve in high office, overseeing safety and security across the Metro, while under investigation for fraud and corruption amounting to billions of rand,” Trollip argued.
To Trollip, “the people of Nelson Mandela Bay deserve better than a head of Safety and Security who is irregularly and improperly appointed, who is a convicted criminal and who is now at the center of a billion rand fraud and corruption investigation by the Hawks.
And, (they) deserve better than a Mayor who appoints such individuals to high office.
The DA has consistently fought the appointment of Linda Mti to high office in NMB since it was first proposed by Danny Jordaan, because we cannot allow the deployment of ANC cadres who are embroiled in fraud and corruption scandals to such critical positions.
…It is encouraging that the Hawks have now decided to pursue this investigation given the overwhelming evidence of corruption,” he added.
With that, he declared that the DA is ready to govern NMB.
“DA can win NMB to deliver a clean, accountable and honest government that will act within the law and will appoint sound and capable candidates to high office,” proclaimed Trollip.