Karoo Democratic Force (KDF) mayoral candidate Noel Constable stands in front of a party banner in his Beaufort West office on 5 July 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – A Karoo-based political alliance believes siding with the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Beaufort West marks the end of what it calls corruption and instability in the municipality.

The Karoo Democratic Force (KDF), the Karoo Gemeenskap Party and the Karoo Ontwikkelings Party today announced they have entered into coalitions with the DA.

They have formed partnerships to govern the Prince Albert, Laingsburg and Beaufort West municipalities.

The Auditor-General’s office has over the past five years raised concern over irregular and fruitless expenditure within the Beaufort West Municipality.

It has also received unqualified audits with findings.

The KDF’s Goliath Lottering says this is now a thing of the past.

“It marks the end of African National Congress (ANC) corruption in the Central Karoo region. Truman Prince’s ANC is no more, job-killing ANC corruption is now a thing of the past.”

DA provincial leader Patricia de Lille expressed joy that her hometown of Beaufort West is now in the hands of her party.

“My poor birth place was in a mess, it was filthy and with potholes. I am overjoyed, I am very happy.”

Meetings to elect council executives will be held next week.


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