Public Protector to probe KZN municipality's missing millions

2017-04-04 16:52
Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane listens to the complaints from Residents of Embo in the Umkhambathini municipality. (Mxolisi Mngadi, News24)

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane listens to the complaints from Residents of Embo in the Umkhambathini municipality. (Mxolisi Mngadi, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane will investigate the apparent disappearance of a R2m start-up fund meant for co-operatives in Embo, in the Mkhambathini municipality.

On Tuesday Mkhwebane held talks with the community.

Resident Thulo Mngadi told Mkhwebane that the R2m was donated to nine co-operatives some years back by President Jacob Zuma's wife Sizakele (MaKhumalo) Zuma.

"We don't know where it vanished to," Mngadi said.

Mkhwebane said her office will investigate the matter because the fund would have helped address unemployment in the area.

The residents also complained about electricity problems.

They said some households have no electricity while some have electricity boxes which do not work.

Mkhwebane said she will work together with the Mkhambathini municipality to get Eskom to co-operate in order to solve the problem.

Thabile Sibiya told the Public Protector that she donated the land on which the community hall where the talks were held was built because she was promised by a previous councillor that one of her family members would be employed as a maintenance worker at the hall.

Mkhwebane said she would also investigate the claims made by Sibiya as it was her office's job to protect vulnerable citizens.
Read more on:    public protector  |  busisiwe mkhwebane  |  durban  |  corruption  |  judiciary  |  service delivery

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.