ANC calls for Big Bay development enquiry

ANC calls for Big Bay development enquiry

13 August 2007

The ANC calls for a full investigation into allegations that Mayco member for housing, Dan Plato has improperly interfered in the Big Bay development.

Provincial Secretary, Mcebisi Skwatsha said today:

"Apart from the obvious conflict of interest where a member of the executive is a shareholder in the development company, the allegation that councillor Dan Plato interfered improperly with officials, warrants a full investigation.

"Suggestions that Mayco member Simon Grindrod has confirmed an improper approach to officials lends support to this call.

"Much was made by the DA of previous allegations on Big Bay. Mayor Helen Zille has an opportunity to walk the DA talk. A full enquiry into allegations of corruption is warranted," said Mcebisi Skwatsha.

For further information, please contact: Garth Strachan. ANC W Cape Spokesperson 083 454 6667