ISSUED BY CEDRIC FROLICK, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR MEMBERS' ETHICS AND INTEREST
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
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.
Mr Cedric Frolick, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Members' Ethics and Interests
08 May 2001