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Ethics committee to probe councillor

2012-03-05 22:23

Johannesburg - The City of Johannesburg has referred allegations of corruption against a member of its mayoral committee to the ethics committee, it said on Monday

MMC for public safety Matshidiso Mfikoe was apparently accused of using City Parks' money to buy herself birthday and Valentine's Day presents, to host a birthday party, and to have a cosmetic makeover.

"The speaker has acted swiftly on the request for investigation by the DA [Democratic Alliance] and asked for substantial evidence to warrant an investigation," council spokesperson Gabu Tugwana said in a statement.

"All interested parties are invited to forward any information which could assist the ethics committee to speedily address these serious allegations."

Tugwana said Mfikoe had indicated her readiness to co-operate with the investigation.

She has been responsible for the city's public safety portfolio since May 2011.

Comments
  • Michael Kleber - 2012-03-06 06:38

    The ruling party has a problem with its members who get into positions of power and then they help themselves to our moneyas if is a perk , they need to address this problem by teaching ethics and morals , we are continually hearing about corruption and fraud at all levels of government and it seems to be escalating and our taxes keep on rising , it needs to be stopped all that it would take is for these corrupt officials made to pay back and if they cant there houses , cars confiscated and a jail term , corruption is killing this country !

  • Martin - 2012-03-06 09:17

    she probably needed the makeover.. write that one off

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