Councillor bust in jobs for cash scam

2013-07-29 10:11

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East London - An ANC councillor in East London is facing theft charges for allegedly selling council jobs, the Daily Dispatch reported on Monday.

A jobseeker could reportedly secure work as a cleaner, grass cutter, admin clerk or driver for between R500 and R1 500.

Last week, angry Mdantsane residents visited the home of the councillor to ask about the promised jobs at the Buffalo City metro. They found a bag of job resumes under a bed.

Warrant Officer Hazel Mqala confirmed to the newspaper that a docket has been opened against the councillor and a married couple.

The Daily Dispatch reported that the councillor had denied the allegations, and claimed they were part of a political smear campaign.

No arrests have been made.


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