John Minto: Swiggs incidents need a "proper investigation"

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Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 Sep 2019, 6:26PM
Christchurch councillor Deon Swiggs. (Photo / Herald)

John Minto: Swiggs incidents need a "proper investigation"

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 Sep 2019, 6:26PM

Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto joins Heather du Plessis-Allan to talk about Christchurch councillor Deon Swiggs' revelation.

Swiggs revealed this afternoon that he is the focus of the investigation.

"I am the Christchurch City councillor being referred to in the media," he said.

Current Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she's known of the claims since May, but says their seriousness has only just been revealed to her.

Mayoral candidate John Minto says the delay is unacceptable.

He says it shows a lack of leadership.

The Council has appointed retired High Court Justice John Matthews to investigate the claims, who'll be working urgently.