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Fransman, Uys summoned by Scopa

Johannesburg - Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman and former health MEC Pierre Uys have been summoned to appear before the provincial public accounts committee (Scopa) on Wednesday.

Scopa member Bokkie Geyer said the two had failed to appear at the previous meeting in March and were therefore summoned this time.

ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman said the party would ask for a detailed report from the Icosa-led Kannaland municipality, where it is in coalition, and the Cederberg municipality where it governs. File photo: David Ritchie. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

“The procedure at Parliament was that they were requested to attend the meeting on March 14, but they failed to appear,” he said.

“We then summoned them and now they are forced to appear.”

The two were to be questioned about the auditor general's report on the use of consultants dating back to 2003. The report showed irregularities and mismanagement of public funds.

Last month, Uys said the attempt to call politicians before Scopa was a “petty political decision”.

He said accounting officers, rather than politicians, were responsible for financial matters. - Sapa

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