ANC councillor fired for corruption

2012-02-12 16:58

Johannesburg - An ANC ward councillor found guilty of illegally selling council property has been removed from his Johannesburg position with immediate effect, the party said on Sunday.

"He has embarrassed the party and now that he has faced disciplinary procedures at council level and been removed from the council, he will now go to a regional disciplinary council," said spokesperson Jolidee Matongo.

The decision to remove Godfrey Nkhasi, the councillor for Ward 28, was made by local government and housing MEC Humphrey Memezi and was welcomed by the ANC in the Johannesburg region, said Matongo.

"The MEC has instructed that a criminal case be opened which will happen in the course of the week," he said.

In 2008, Nkhasi sold land in Diepkloof to the Together As One Church of Christ for R15 000.

After questioning the validity of receipts and letters purportedly confirming the land transfer, the church received an anonymous call warning it to stop building on the land or someone would be killed.

After promising to look into the matter, Nkhasi said the church could no longer buy the land and reimbursed the R15 000. However, the church had already spent R11 000 more on building materials and remained out of pocket.

Nkhasi will face the ANC Johannesburg Region disciplinary committee from February 15 to 17.

Matongo said a by-election would have to be held and that the council was waiting for instruction from the Independent Electoral Commission on available dates.

In the meantime, councillors Neo Mashele and Paul Masemola would act for the ward.

  • Mike - 2012-02-12 17:09

    The anc guilty of corruption????? Someone is joking here heh???

      John - 2012-02-12 17:34

      Watch this space. This guy will pop up somewhere else within the ANC realm.

      Luvo - 2012-02-12 17:44

      At least the party is doing something about it in line with the recent call from the president to root out corruption. Instead of making fun about it, this action needs to be celebrated and be viewed as a start of greater things to come.

      Carla - 2012-02-12 17:45

      O my gosh how can he just sell something which doesnt belong to him. Are all politicians stupid? By looking at what they do so blatantly they must be and then we can understand why the country is going down hill

      John - 2012-02-13 03:05

      @Luvo "....At least the party is doing something about it in line with the recent call from the president to root out corruption...." I feel more safe now. Thanks for your words Luvo Just to be sure...does Godfrey Nkhasi will have 2 months to apeal the argument...and another 6 months for other constitutional procedures? Almost forgot about CCMA...What is their answer to the case?

      Dave - 2012-02-13 06:05

      Small fish get caught while the big ones swim free.

  • Ben - 2012-02-12 17:19

    This will carry on until these corrupt people are being dealt with properly like in any civilised country. If not why should the next person not do the same. Pride and honesty does not exist any more.

  • Burtfred - 2012-02-12 17:27

    Lock them in a small enclosure with a rhino cow and her calf. They will soon find out what a rhino uses it's horn for.

      Ben - 2012-02-12 17:48

      Very good advice, if there are still rhinos left.

  • Adam - 2012-02-12 17:47

    Is it actually possible to still embarass the anc ??

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-12 19:28

      He was caught out. That is why they are embarrassed.

  • Graham - 2012-02-12 17:53

    That's got to be a first! But it is probably politically motivated. What charging him and sending him to prison? That’s probably pushing it!

  • Gary - 2012-02-12 18:21

    This was done in 2008! Do you think that he was suspended for 3 years on full pay???

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-02-12 18:26

    really did they really fire him that will be a first for the ANC ,i be dammed , but surely he does not have the contacts that Ju ju have because he would have still sat pretty in his cozy office

  • Pierre - 2012-02-12 18:54

    Hoekom praat almal Engels hier as 80% Afrikaans-sprekend is?

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-12 19:31

      Hoe weet jy 80% is Afrikaans-sprekend? Is dit omdat 80% van ons kommentaar spelfoute bevat?

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-12 20:06

      @ Pierre .. Ek verstaan jou frustrasie maar dink net watse Babelse verwarring daar sal wees as elkeen in sy eie, van 13 ampelike tale moet praat. Engels is een van die min internationale tale en baie afrikaanse ouens plaas hul komentare in engels vir gerieflikheid. Ek het nie 'n probleem as hul spelling nie altyd korrek is nie. Gaan jou goed my vriend

      Ben - 2012-02-12 20:07

      News 24 het n Afrikaanse gedeelte ook. Dieselfde mense lewer daar kommentaar in Afrikaans, maar dink jy ek kan aan die Engelse kant stilbly as alles so opgeneuk word?

      Silvana - 2012-02-13 08:08

      @Pierre. Want dis n engelse nuusblad. Gebruik jou verstand.

  • Niel - 2012-02-12 19:31

    Dont condemn him ...he learns from his BIG boss

  • Pat Aldrich - 2012-02-12 20:43

    They fired him and what about the others? The whole ANC structure is going to collapse.

  • Louise Higham - 2012-02-13 07:21

    Are we suprised no, bet he will be suspended on full pay.

  • Silvana - 2012-02-13 08:04

    Silly man. You should have waited until you were in the inner circle of the gang of thieves before pulling a stunt like that. As far as embarassing the party, I think there are bigger fish than him that have done a good job of that already.

  • Andre - 2012-02-13 08:06

    Poor guy! Why would they ick on him only? What about the other million corrupt politicians?

  • Thabo - 2012-02-13 08:43

    Nothing new here !

  • John - 2012-02-13 09:34

    Oops.... caught out. Give the man an ambassadorial position.

  • Dianne - 2012-02-13 10:07

    YEEEEEHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA......sound of applause ....*clap clap clap*

  • Marakeng Barry - 2012-02-13 10:20

    u cnt expect 2 b at da highy level with coruption n expect 2 succeed with out being caught,nothing lasts 4ever

  • Ian Trenor - 2014-03-02 19:00

    So what about all the others on the take!!?? Election time...

  • Phill Sarefa - 2014-03-02 21:20

    Well, he's disposable. Perhaps he's on the verge of joining EFF. I mean why is the big thief, Mr Corruption himself, still there and giggling?

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