This, as the provincial legislature will tomorrow hold its first sitting to elect the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, Chief Whip, and the Premier for the 6th administration. With, the party having won itself six seats in the provincial legislature, and remaining the official oppositions in the province, they vow to prioritise the needs of the masses and enforce accountability.
The party’s leader in the legislature, Roy Jankielsohn, said the DA Caucus will ensure that investigations by committees of the 5th legislature continue to be interrogated. These includes the much publicised asbestos and Vogelfontein RDP Housing Development scandal in Bethlehem, where the former premier and now ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule, is alleged to be involved.
The DA has in the past year laid corruption charges against Magashule following allegations that he meddled in a housing project tender to ensure that a company allegedly linked to his daughter secured a lucrative contract worth R150 million.
Following the Pretoria high court ruling yesterday (Monday) that Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report on the Vrede dairy farm project was unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid, the party maintains that the Gupta-linked Estina contract was signed in Magashule’s office and that investigations into such cases must be fast-tracked.