It recently emerged that the six-month long investigation had been completed, however the outcome was still to be published.
“We’ve requested that the City release the forensic report. The City’s response was that we must do a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application.
“While we’ll request access to the forensic report, we suspect that this will be refused. Our experience in this regard is that the city is not forthcoming about public records, especially when these may implicate financial wrongdoing,” Jonty Cogger, attorney at Ndifuna Ukwazi, said.
He said public officials must realise that they were not only accountable to political parties - they must be held accountable publicly, especially when it involved public resources.