The Hawks have launched an investigation into the controversial 15-meter Lesseyton sports complex in Enoch Mgijima parish.
The facility near Komani (formerly Queenstown) has massive backlash when it opens this week
Pictures on social media showed a dry, bumpy field, small metal stands, and soccer and rugby posts.
The spokesman for the community Enoch Mgijima, Lonwabo Kowa, earlier this week said the project was justified and that the local council had made a significant investment in the rural village to support sporting activities in the area.
Kowa said the 15 million was there Not only construction-related expenses, but also initial “survey, geotechnical and geohydrological tests” to determine whether the site is suitable as a sports facility.
While the community has defended the project, Eastern Cape is cooperating with Operational Governance and tradition elle affairs (Cogta) MEC Xolile Nqatha asked for answers.
District administration Chris Hani, who reports to Enoch Mgijima Town Council, has also expressed concern.
Spokesman Buli Ganyaza said the District Mayor Wongama Gela will clarify the matter with the local community.
Hawks spokesman Brig Nomthandazo Mbambo said the investigation opened after a complaint was filed against the community.
“The Hawks would like to [provide reassurance] that the matter is receiving due attention.
” The investigation is still in its infancy and once all the explanations and necessary documents have been obtained and reviewed, the matter will be referred directly to or on behalf of a prosecutor to decide [whether] to bring charges, ”Mbambo said.