'DA doesn't have a handle on corruption'

WC ANC says DA must curb the high levels of corruption within its administration.

WC ANC says DA must curb the high levels of corruption within its administration.. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape believes the Democratic Alliance (DA)-led provincial government must come up with a clear strategy to deal with worrying levels of corruption within its administration.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Monday revealed in a parliamentary response that 91 provincial government officials have been investigated for corruption, fraud and theft since 2009.

The premier's spokesman Zak Mbhele said while the findings are worrying, they do send out a strong message.

"We hope that we will achieve the ultimate aim we need, which is for people to know that fraud is not tolerated and corruption will have consequences."

But ANC Media officer Kobus Grobler claimed the DA does not have a handle on corruption in the province.

"Corruption abounds in the Western Cape, there needs to be a clear strategy on how to deal with it."

While all 91 cases have been referred to the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) for further investigation, it's not clear how many resulted in arrests or convictions.