Hon Speaker, our forensic investigation into allegations of abuse of travelling and accommodation claims, entertainment of guests and the use and buying of vehicles by DA councillors reveals a host of fraudulent acts and false documentation committed by Van der Westhuizen, Fischer and Niehaus.
The Neural Network Software, NNS, forensic report found that Van der Westhuizen and Niehaus committed fraud and forgery, breached the Municipal Finance Management Act, acted dishonestly and breached the code of conduct for councillors. Fischer abused his position, breached policies and procedures and failed to act in the best interest of the municipality.
The report recommended that the municipality proceeds with internal misconduct proceedings against Van der Westhuizen, Fischer and Niehaus and lodge criminal complaints with the SAPS against Van Der Westhuizen and Niehaus.
The DA is yet to take any action on these issues. They are experts at finger-pointing at others, with their condescending tones, but when the fingers are pointed at them, it seems that they are silent. [Applause.]