DA welcomes guilty verdict for BCM official

2016-03-29 23:06

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East London - The DA welcomed the East London Magistrate's Court decision on Tuesday to find former Buffalo City Metro Mayor Zukisa Faku guilty of fraud and theft.

"This verdict follows Faku’s implication in a damning forensic report by Ernest & Young that found financial misconduct, wasteful expenditure and maladministration in the metro’s R1-billion Make-a-Difference (MAD) campaign," DA MP Kevin Mileham said in a statement.

"Despite the DA’s efforts to compel the public release of the report it was shelved by ANC councillors in BCM allowing Faku to escape accountability."

Faku was found guilty of using official BCM credit card for personal expenses and purchases.

Mileham said Faku was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to corruption and mismanagement in the metro.

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