Councillor accused of alleged corruption

2017-11-16 06:00

A RAY Nkonyeni councillor has been accused of alleged corruption and awarding catering tenders to women in exchange for sex.

In the past there were also reports him selling municipal jobs.

The councillor, who doesn’t want to be named, responded to the allegations, saying whoever is making these allegations is attacking him personally for their own gain.

However, he feels that people must take the correct route when reporting corruption.

“As a councillor I am not involved in any tender processes.

“Whoever is making these allegations has the right report to the municipality.

“There are contact numbers for whistle blowers and people should make use of them,” he said.

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality spokesperson Simon April has confirmed that councillors have no involvement in awarding tenders.

April said these will remain as allegations as they have not been proved or brought to the attention of the Office of the Speaker.

“I also wish to indicate that councillors are precluded from the tendering and recruitment processes and therefore it is impossible for the councillor to use these to advance their personal desires or interests.

“We would like to advise anyone who has evidence in this regard to either approach the municipality through the Office of the Speaker, the municipal manager or the SAPS as this is tantamount to corruption,” said April.

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