Cow­boys don't die eas­ily - Frans­man

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

CAPE TOWN - Be­lea­guered Western Cape politi­cian Mar­ius Frans­man told his de­trac­tors poised for an­other strike to his po­lit­i­cal ca­reer - that the only time he would be down and out, was when he was dead.

Frans­man made his first ap­pear­ance in the Western Cape Leg­is­la­ture on Wed­nes­day since he re­signed from his po­si­tion as ANC leader of the op­po­si­tion more than a year ago, to ac­count on the use of con­sul­tants in his depart­ment dur­ing his ten­ure as MEC for Pub­lic Works.

“Let me be clear here. Cow­boys don’t die eas­ily,” Frans­man told jour­nal­ists af­ter the meet­ing.

The stand­ing com­mit­tee on pub­lic ac­counts (SCOPA) sat in July this year and was briefed by ac­count­ing of­fi­cers from the de­part­ments of Health and Pub­lic Works and Trans­port based on the Au­di­torGen­eral’s (AG) re­port into the use of con­sul­tants in both de­part­ments.

The AG also briefed the com­mit­tee on the find­ings of a per­for­mance au­dit into both de­part­ments which spent mil­lions of rands on con­sul­tants.

The re­port was based on find­ings done on a sam­ple of 11 con­sul­tancy projects with con­tracts amount­ing to R625m for Health, while 20 of the au­dited projects for Pub­lic Works stood at R328m.

Cape Ar­gus

I’M A SUR­VIVOR: Be­lea­guered Western Cape politi­cian Mar­ius Frans­man.

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