DA govt is corrupt - ANC

Since 2009, 91 provincial government officials have been accused of corruption, fraud and theft.

The ANC says it's clear the Democratic Alliance doesn't have a grip on corruption in the Western Cape. Picture: DA

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) doesn't have a grip on corruption in the Western Cape government, the ANC said on Monday.

Since 2009, 91 provincial government officials have been accused of corruption, fraud and theft by the Forensic Investigative Unit.

This was revealed by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille in a provincial parliamentary response to a question posed by the ANC's Mcebisi Skwatsha.

Employees from various departments, including the premier's office, have been reported to police for further investigation.

ANC spokesman Cobus Grobler said, "It's disturbing [that] so many cases have come to the fore. It's clear corruption thrives in all departments across government in the Western Cape."

Zille's spokesperson Zak Mbhele says the figures are both concerning and encouraging.

He says to their knowledge, the Western Cape and the North West are the only provinces that have appointed a Forensic Investigating Unit to audit their governments.