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DA distorted CT capital budget - ANC

The ANC say the DA mislead the public by adjusting Cape Town’s capital budget.

The ANC said the DA mislead the public by adjusting Cape Town’s capital budget.

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) in the City of Cape Town on Thursday said it will ask the Auditor General to investigate the city's capital budget expenditure.

The party accused Deputy Mayor Ian Nielsen of misleading Capetonians by claiming the Democratic Alliance (DA) spent over 90 percent of its R4,6 billion budget.

The party accused the DA-led administration of poor planning and misleading residents by telling them most of the money was been spent on service delivery, when in fact the budget was adjusted several times when the city realised it would not be able to spend all of it.

ANC in the province said the city adjusted its original budget of R5,6 billion to make their progress in terms of spending look better.

ANC said it had done its homework by studying the city's books.

Chief whip of the ANC in the city Xolani Sotashe said, "We are saying they can try to spin the numbers, but we are vigilant as the ANC. we will be able to raise these issues."

Nielsen did not answer his phone when contacted by Eyewitness News .