Umzikhulu ANC Cllr Accused of Stripping Over 200 RDP homes
for Personal Gain Gets Off Easily

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by the IFP, the party has discovered that the case pertaining the involvement of stripping a steel firm has been withdrawn and struck off the roll during the Court Case hearing on 29 May 2013 at Ensikeni Periodical Court because the docket with the case No 66/13 got lost, and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
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