Newcastle ANC's corruption cover-up

Newcastle ANC's corruption cover-up

Newcastle Municipality is drowning in debt and driven to paying salaries out of ringfenced infrastructure grant funding for a low-cost housing project, because all its cash reserves have been plundered.

In an explosive exposé in the Newcastle Advertiser in June this year the Caxton local media investigative team revealed examples of the corruption that has set in under ANC rule in that KwaZulu- Natal town – which is undermining governance of the municipality and emptying its treasury.

The paper also described how for the past year the ANC’s regional executive had succeeded in hiding two explosive official forensic reports that detail the corrupt activities of senior party cadres.

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