According to The Department of Trade and Industry, is says the the Democratic Alliance misled the public and denied funding The Progressive Youth in Business to the tune of R200 000 as claimed by the party.

According to department spokesperson Sidwell Medupe

“With facts that were provided by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies in response to a parliamentary question that was raised by DA MP Geordin Hill-Lewis, it is evident and disappointing that the DA choose to mislead the public with regard to the beneficiary and the amount that was dispersed by the dti towards youth economic development efforts,” He said in a statement.

He explained that the department funded the Regoapele Capital Wealth to Engineering and not the Progressive Youth in Business as alleged by the DA.

“Such political opportunism do not serve the public interest and undermines youth empowerment economic efforts,” said Medupe.

“The department wishes to reiterate as per the response provided by the Minister that it funded the Regoapele Capital Wealth Engineering to the tune of R100 000 and not R200 000 as alleged by the DA MP David Maynier.”