ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON ON SAFETY AND SECURITY
the 23 August 2001 the UDM requested the Public Protector to investigate
the possible conflict of interest with the appointment of Mr. Ryan Coetzee
during his period as consultant in the Unicity of Cape Town. The UDM also
requested the Public Protector to investigate possible irregularities in
Coetzee's simultaneous appointment as Consultant in the Unicity and the Western
Cape Provincial government, as well as positions in Tony Leon's office
During a Media Conference held yesterday by the NNP component of the DA, Mr.
Marais repeated a number of allegations against Mr. Ryan Coetzee that give
further credence to these suspicions.
Mr. Marais during the conference said that Mr. Coetzee embarked upon activities
without the necessary authority from the Unicity Exco. According to Mr. Marais
these activities resulted in expenses for the Unicity and the ratepayers of Cape
Following Mr Marais latest statements the UDM will request the Public Protector
to interview Mr. Marais as part of its ongoing investigation. A letter in this
regard has been forwarded to the Office of the Public Protector.
Ms Annelizé Van Wyk, MP
UDM Spokesperson on Safety and Security
19 October 2001