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UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

FIRE YENGENI!

STATEMENT ISSUED BY CEDRIC FROLICK, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR MEMBERS' ETHICS AND INTEREST

The deliberate attempts by the ANC in the Ethics committee today to play down Tony Yengeni's non-disclosure of vehicles and property, as an innocent omission is blatantly deceptive. Mr Yengeni is after all the Chief Whip of the Majority Party and should lead be example. A strong, hard line of action regarding Yengeni's contempt for Parliament and its institution should be taken. The UDM calls on the ANC to terminate Mr Yengeni's membership of Parliament.

Mr Yengeni, like various ANC MPs and members of the Executive in recent times, is showing complete and utter disdain for the institution of Parliament. Yengeni's lack of regard for the Ethics Committee has also raised the concern that there might be other interests that he has not declared. After three requests by the Ethics Committee to respond to allegations brought against him, Yengeni has still not provided an adequate explanation.

The media reports and subsequent opinion of the Registrar of Members' Interests clearly indicate that the acquisition of the vehicle involved fall outside normal business practice, which has been confirmed by the company involved. Furthermore, the media has exposed that traffic fines confirm that Mr Yengeni used the vehicle before his first payment. Similarly, Mr Yengeni originally declared two properties in 1996 but in subsequent years only declared one property. In both cases Yengeni is in contravention of the express rules of Parliament

Mr Yengeni has not refuted these facts in his response, neither has he adequately explained the funding and acquisition of this particular vehicle for the first seven month's use.

Enquiries:
Mr Cedric Frolick, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Members' Ethics and Interests

Cape Town
08 May 2001

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