UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
DA AND COETZEE MUST COME OUT CLEAN
ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK, MP
press conference by Mr Coetzee this morning refers.
2. Yet, earlier during the press conference Mr Coetzee reportedly said: "He was asked to work for the City of Cape Town after the provincial DA leadership and the mayor of Cape Town jointly decided that they required his services. (SAPA, 24 August 2001)
Referring to the correspondence dated 18 January 2001 "How to best deal
with Marais", Mr Coetzee said that the memorandum contained nothing secret
and the contents had been communicated to Marais himself on numerous occasions.
Die Burger, 29 June 2001 reports on a statement by the Mayor's Office: "Mr
Coetzee was appointed as consultant for the Unicity to make presentations
regarding communication strategies and structures. We were not aware that he
must also file reports on party political matters." [Own translation]