The public protector will soon make the outcomes of the Madikizela investigation known.
This announcement was made by the ANC during a press conference on Wednesday.
Pierre Uys, ANC Chief Whip in the provincial legislature, said that they laid a complaint with the Public Protector.
Madikizelaâs birthday party was held at the One & Only Hotel on March 11. The ANC alleges that birthday gifts were apparently given to Madikizela by donors who sponsored the party and hospitality.
Uys said because Madikizela is a public official, all gifts that he is given, must be recorded with Western Cape Legislatureâs registrar.
According to a letter from the Western Cape Provincial Parliamentâs Registrar, which was addressed to Madikizela on June 15, Advocate Romeo Maasdorp (registrar) said that Madikizela submitted a “Disclosure of Membersâ Interests” Form.
In follow-up letter Madikizela responds that he does not know who paid for the venue where the party was held. In response to a question from Maasdorp of what the financial value the hospitality was he answered: âI canât think of any beside the cake that I got to know about last month after the media story, if friends organise a surprise party you donât ask who paid for what.â
Maasdorp further stated that in as much as the MEC duly responded to all the questions put to him, âit is respectfully submitted that his responses were not sufficient to fully absolve him from further scrutinyâ.
Khaya Magaxa, ANC Western Cape chairperson, said: âThe ANC wants to get to the bottom of this scandal. It is clear from legislature records that Madikizela did not declare these benefits as required….