JOHANNESBURG - The DA on Wednesday said it was disappointed to learn that the Gauteng MEC for human settlements and Cogta, Lebogang Maile, has failed to cooperate with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) during an inquiry into the Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP).
On Tuesday Maile was testifying at the inquiry taking place in Braamfontein being chaired by the SAHRC and the office of the public protector.
DA Gauteng caucus leader Solly Msimanga said: "It is alleged that MEC Maile refused to answer all the questions directed to him during an inquiry into ARP.
"It is unethical for MEC Maile to undermine a Chapter 9 institution despite having taken an oath of office to abide by the Constitution. MEC Maile’s reaction clearly indicates that he cares little about the challenges faced by the Alexandra residents as a result of the failed ARP," said Msimanga.
He said the ARP was meant to improve the lives of Alexandra residents by building dignified housing and schools, developing roads, improving sanitation and service delivery. There was nothing to show for the R1.3 billion spent on ARP.