Mmemezi guilty of violating ethics code

2012-07-13 13:21
Humphrey Mmemezi. (File, Beeld)

Humphrey Mmemezi. (File, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Former Gauteng local government and housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi has been found guilty of contravening the provincial legislature's Code of Conduct and Ethics.

The findings were announced in an integrity committee report presented to a special sitting of the legislature on Friday morning.

They related to Mmemezi having used a government credit card and allegations that he covered up an accident involving a government vehicle.

The committee found that Mmemezi's resignation as the MEC of local government and housing was sufficient sanction for his actions.

The report was adopted unanimously by the legislature, though the DA made a declaration that other allegations against Mmemezi regarding his time with the Mogale City municipality and his time as MEC should be investigated.

Mmemezi quit as local government and housing MEC on Wednesday.

In a statement, he apologised for personal purchases made on a government credit card.

"After consultation with my organisation, through the ANC integrity committee and the provincial office bearers, I have decided that the most honourable thing to do under these circumstances is to step down from the executive council as the MEC," he said.

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