05 June 2013
The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu Natal
presented in a motion during a Provincial Legislature sitting
and has called on the MEC for Cooperative Governance and
Traditional Affairs, together with the MEC for Safety and
Community Liaison, to institute an investigation into the alleged
matter whereby a Ward 2, in Riverside, uMzimkhulu Municipality
was accused of stripping and selling material for RDP Houses.
In April 2013 the IFP was alarmed by findings
that Councillor Mbhele stripped more than 200 RDP homes in
order to sell building material to the community for her
personal gain. It was alleged that Cllr Mbhele sold government
property to some of the community members and left out others who were supposed
to be benefiting from the programme. Other allegations that also
appeared were that she had been keeping stacks of corrugated
iron with the local Induna to build another community hall and
church without the knowledge of the community.
In an investigation conducted by the IFP, the
party has discovered that the case pertaining the involvement of
stripping a steel firm has been withdrawn and struck off the
roll during the Court Case hearing on 29 May 2013 at Ensikeni
Periodical Court because the docket with the case No 66/13 got
lost, and immediately after the withdrawal the docket was found.
“This reeks of corruption and
maladministration from all parties involved. It is of a great
concern that the COGTA and Human Settlement MEC’s have not done
anything about this, it is time that wrongdoers whether they are
ANC Cadres or not be held accountable, they must not be put
before the people,” said Honourable Inkosi MZN Madlala, Shadow
MEC for Public Works.
Honourable Inkosi MZN Madlala
Shadow MEC for Public Works