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Mmemezi denies 'lies' about him

2012-07-03 12:34

Johannesburg - Gauteng local government and housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi on Tuesday denied signing off on a R3 600 car allowance for his daughter and five other employees.

Reports accusing him of doing so were "lies", he told the SABC.

"When I was the HR [human relations] manager I was working under the supervision and authority of executive manager of corporate services, and above that was the chief financial officer," he told the national broadcaster.

"So as an ordinary manager I didn't really have any authority."

Mmemezi said he did not sign off on the car allowances.

Council travel policy


The Star newspaper reported that he allegedly signed off on the allowance even though he was warned it was against council travel policy.

The allowance for his daughter Nomvuzo Mmemezi was backdated for four years, to a time when she and the others did not qualify for the perk. The allowances for the others were also backdated.

As a result, Mmemezi allegedly violated the council's travel policy, which prohibits junior staff from qualifying for a car allowance. The six had jointly petitioned the municipal manager for the retrospective adjustment.

According to documents seen by The Star, Mmemezi signed off the allowances on May 19, 2010.

The Democratic Alliance on Tuesday said Mmemezi should not be allowed to continue being an MEC when he was facing serious allegations of irregularities.

Should have been fired long ago - DA


"The ANC is denying reports that Gauteng premier, Nomvula Mokonyane, is about to fire Mmemezi, which is very disappointing, as he should have been fired long ago," DA MPL Fred Nel said.

"He should not only be fired, but there must be full disclosure about the allegations against him, with appropriate sanction where warranted."

Nel said the people of Gauteng had a right to know whether Mmemezi abused his office. This included the alleged misuse of his official credit card and what happened after the accident in his official vehicle.

"We also need to know exactly how much taxpayers' money was wasted and used irregularly, so that it can be recovered from him," said Nel.

"How much longer do we have to wait until he is booted from office?"

Comments
  • Michaele - 2012-07-03 12:39

    No authority maybe, but good connections higher up the financial chain. Every day another story of corruption. Go ANC go.

      Henri - 2012-07-03 12:44

      denial is the truth that will set you free, why are they always shouting - IT WASNT ME !!! facts dont lie comrade.

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-07-03 12:53

      Where is that assasin when you need one.We have another idiot for you...

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-03 12:58

      Deny, deny, deny & when that fails, lie, lie, lie !

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-03 15:28

      what is jacob verwoerd gonna do about this

  • Lulama - 2012-07-03 12:40

    what is the ANC waiting for if there is proof that he signed the docs!!!

  • samlet.letsam - 2012-07-03 12:40

    It was not me who signed it...it was my hand.

      boltonbarry - 2012-07-03 12:52

      The devil made him do it I tell ya

      Peter - 2012-07-03 13:00

      It was Satan who made me do it

      iain.mcdougall.16 - 2012-07-03 13:32

      It was the media...you whiteys...the Chinese...702...a nasty sangoma...who made me do it!!!

      alansmartSnr - 2012-07-11 17:09

      It is "Apartheid's" fault.. And I am just being made a scape goat cos I'm black... well so am I bro, but you are no different than all my fellow cadres. I Just hope for three things. 1: That you dont just get moved sideways. 2: That you repay what you stole.. and 3: Most importantly of all..that my fellow ANC management cadres appoint an honest and impartial and competent person in your place. Then maybe we will see a "beter life for all" that we promised the populance 18 years ago. Wishing you a pleasant "retirement"

  • elkita.robbertse - 2012-07-03 12:44

    You are lying.Don't make a big heap out of it.You are ANC.You are corrupt and a liar like all of them.

  • Templar - 2012-07-03 12:47

    Put a little Hitler moustache on him and he looks like Mugabe's son.

      nikondaniel - 2012-07-03 14:00

      Rober Mugarbage ha-haaaaaaaa! Thats funny, thanks Templar!

  • brian.baxter.7547 - 2012-07-03 12:48

    Wait for it........wait for it........wait for it. Any moment now he will blame apartheid, and claim it is a racist attack on him by a bloody agents.

      boltonbarry - 2012-07-03 12:53

      You forgot to mention the "3d Force" aka " Dark forces" Agents

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-07-03 12:55

      i doubt that brian, did you know people who sit for 9+ hours a day are 40% more likely to get heart disease? hence the saying "throw away your television" Have a lovely day. :)

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-07-03 14:39

      and they will struggle to read between the lines...

  • elkita.robbertse - 2012-07-03 12:49

    This government will be remembered as the government that told the most lies and made the most false promises in the history off the world..

      boltonbarry - 2012-07-03 12:54

      Th history of the world huh. I think they have some serious opposition for that title

      David - 2012-07-03 12:57

      I agree. aslo the Govt that ripped off the citizens, had wild parties and did nothing for the masses.

      Sharon - 2012-07-03 15:20

      they are astronauts,they keep launching probes

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-07-03 12:51

    Calm down people.....Satan made him do it, so u can't blame him.....lmao

  • tgif.wtfaw - 2012-07-03 12:51

    Can anyone in the ANC government do anything legally and honestly ? Does not really seem to happen! If they had set out with the goal of forming the worlds most incompetent government they could not have done a better job. Well done ANC you have done a great job!

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-03 12:59

      Yes indeed they deserve a Gold medal. For what category? I'll leave that up to the readers imagination.

  • makesuthink - 2012-07-03 12:59

    All Naturally Corrupt ANC

  • Erna - 2012-07-03 13:01

    Of course he denies it. Its always everyone else that is lying. The anc never lies!

  • whyeti - 2012-07-03 13:07

    Is any official in Government able to tell the difference between good governance and the gravy train. Public funds seem to be used willy-nilly without a care for the needy. Minister Gordham is calling for tax payers to be honest but who can blame tax payers for avoiding tax where possible if it is spent for the enrichment of officials. Deny - Deny and again Deny is the buzz word.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-07-03 13:10

    proof is in the paperwork

  • melissalarajones - 2012-07-03 13:20

    Let's not forget that this was the same MEC whose blue-light vehicle was involved in the accident with that young matric boy, Thomas, on his motorbike. Has that debacle ever been resolved??? Did his parents ever get assitance with his medical bills?

  • Gavin - 2012-07-03 13:20

    no brain no pain f'ing lying coward - you are just like your ANC role models

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-07-03 13:26

    Can anyone in government take reponsibility for their actions?? They are all throwing blame around. All government officials should be canned... PERIOD

      Henk - 2012-07-03 13:45

      No! All ANC cadres should Be canned

  • winston.mullany - 2012-07-03 13:45

    Of course his not lying!!! How can such a man lie? He is such a trustworthy and honest fella! The ANC has honest people within their ranks....!! What a bunch of muppets!!

  • duncan.loxton - 2012-07-03 13:55

    Come guys she threatened to take a taxi-do you know how many blacks there are at taxi ranks?

  • stephen.j.dickson.3 - 2012-07-03 14:02

    Humphrey Dumpty Mmemezi. : Arrogant,corrupt and deceitful sod............bottom line.

  • Freedom - 2012-07-03 14:03

    STOP STEALING FROM THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA!!!!

  • martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-03 14:06

    the anc was born corrupt, like a sevent from "satan" himself, they deploy witchcraft to blind their followers the anc is an abortion

  • jannie.debeer - 2012-07-03 14:13

    Mmemezi is a beginner and a very ordinary manager. The top brass steal millions and billions, and get away with it.

  • Thabo - 2012-07-03 14:15

    It seems as if this Memezi character is trouble. Why don't they fire him? Gosh!

  • kmaruma - 2012-07-03 14:23

    Die man moet net ve0tsek

  • kmaruma - 2012-07-03 14:29

    inputs will always be equal to output. you take a non-academic to head the country then education will be in mess. you take a shower-HIV-preventor to head the country health care will be in a mess. you take machined-rape-winner judicial system will be a mess. you take arms-deal-mastermind thriller then corrution will be sky rocketting. Input=output What do you expect from this fool?

  • pierreft - 2012-07-03 14:46

    More Corruption , and the Government is untouchable... Yay ANC.... :(

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-03 15:27

      every government has its tsafendas, their time will come too

  • raol.luyt - 2012-07-03 15:32

    Surely, and I speak only as layman not versed in the art of corruption, violating set procedures it tantamount to theft the same as this jet Zuma wants. If a corporate officer is caught with his hand in the till to this extent he or she will be charged to the fullest extent of the law spending some time in a correctional insitute. Why not these thieves ?

  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-07-03 15:36

    Its amazing. They always get caught with there fingers in the cookie jar and can never admit to it or they do admit to it and then a few weeks later they deny it and make up one long story. Get over u corrupt idiots, we not stupid. Just fire them!

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-07-03 17:24

    I wish these government ministers were as good at their jobs as they are at the lies and excuses they make when caught out doing corruption.....

  • obakeng.molobi.75 - 2012-07-03 17:38

    This is really tiring.... It's a disgrace.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-07-03 18:56

    "Mmemezi denies 'lies' about him" Yes! I mean No! I deny this! These lies are not lies! I deny these lies! Yes! Anyone who says these lies are lies, is lying!

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