Cowboys don't die easily - Fransman
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.
I’M A SURVIVOR: Beleaguered Western Cape politician Marius Fransman.