24/05/2009 08:05 - (SA)
Johann Maarman, Rapport
Cape Town - Expensive Cuban cigars found in a former minister's office, people who were paid up to R100 000 a month to "do nothing" and unapproved expenses.
These are some of the latest scandals threatening the ANC after the DA took over the provincial government in the Western Cape.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille caused a political furore on Friday when she revealed that the ANC had transferred for free provincial land to the national government a day before the election.
The land is worth about R500m and thought to be one of the province's biggest assets.
Meanwhile, Rapport learned that several new ministers in the Western Cape are investigating suspect transactions in their departments.
"The list is becoming longer. Things are becoming worse for the ANC in the Western Cape," an informed source told Rapport.
Theuns Botha, the Western Cape minister for health and the provincial leader of the DA, said the land deal was nothing less that "constructive disempowerment".
"I don't know how the Western Cape ANC can justify their actions. It is disgraceful."