5th January 2020
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation
The Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association, on whose behalf I write, represents the residents of Plettenberg Bay and Bitou Municipality.
From correspondence exchanged with Western Cape Department of Local Government MEC Bredell, it understands that the investigation into instance of municipal corruption identified in the 2019 Forensic Report was referred to the Hawks for investigation. We understand, further, that the investigation has been completed and action by the Hawks is imminent.
Could you please tell us what action is being taken and when it will be taken? Our constituency cannot understand the reason for the delay and is becoming impatient.
In addition, if the matter has been referred to the NPA for prosecution, we would be pleased to receive the details of the person who is dealing with it in the prosecutor’s office.
Please respond to these requests at your earliest convenience.