Mmemezi guilty of violating ethics code

2012-07-13 13:21

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.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-07-13 13:26

    headline reads "insert ANC comrade name" guilty of violating ethics code

      keith.murphy.9638 - 2012-07-13 14:16

      Just a freindly warning ( Do do it again next time)

      Jellyarse - 2012-07-13 19:04

      No, he'll be suspended on Full pay and all benefits until someone decides how much his golden handshake will be and where he can be accommodated elsewhere

  • dani.fick.7 - 2012-07-13 13:30

    Voluntarily stepping down with the knowledge of probable later conviction can hardly be considered a "sanction". Another get out of jail free card.

      keith.murphy.9638 - 2012-07-13 14:17

      A warrant will be issued by the ICC soon .

      dani.fick.7 - 2012-07-13 14:51


  • nicholas.graan - 2012-07-13 13:31

    Another lying, dishonest cadre. No doubt it will take a lot of hard work and pressure to get him out.

      Linda - 2012-07-13 14:46

      Why on earth would they "get him out"? His only mistake was not sharing the spoils - so next time he wont be so stupid!

  • duettists - 2012-07-13 14:05

    I cannot understand why he is to retain his seat in local government and continue receiving a salary of R800,000 a year when he has been found guilty of these offences. It hardly does much for the credibility of the ANC to retain this man in any capacity at all.

      franco.lepza - 2012-07-13 18:27

      You will do well to learn the ways of the ANC. Remember Zuma and the rape case? Not only did they retain him, but look at him now.Jacky Selebi and Shabir shaik may also serv\e as an example of what ANC is all about.

  • Erna - 2012-07-13 14:48

    Something not quite right! The same committee that investigated him advised him to resign. And the rest of his pals decided that was sufficient punishment, AND he gets to keep his seat in the legislature with a salary of R800 000! Nice!

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-07-13 15:22

    Something's missing here. Oh ja, that's right, the anc bunch only comment on the DA thread. I wonder if they feel embarrassed. Naaaa I think that's a bit far fetch.

  • Riad - 2012-07-13 15:47

    So who said Friday the 13th was bad luck, I guess Mmemezi busted that Myth............

  • pjthesecond.eldest - 2012-07-13 15:59

    So who has he passed the government credit card too?

  • beak.speaks - 2012-07-13 16:33

    How the F£$% can a resignation be "sufficient sanction for his action" hmmm? That's like telling a thief he just needs to pay back what he stole. Send the F$%^ to jail!!!!!

  • Kgomotso Cooli Kilogram Hlahla - 2012-07-13 17:09

    is this for real,seriously? Chow the taxpayers "ordinary South Africans money" and get away with it! This is DAY LIGHT ROBERRY! im seriously angry!

  • franco.lepza - 2012-07-13 18:22

    Bravo to you comrade mmemezi.You did agood job to save some face of the ANC, if it still got any. You will get a pad in the back for stealing from the state and you wont be lost to the ANC. Instead you may even make it to the most top position in Luthuli house. After all, we all know that ANC does not chase away criminals out of their structure (Look at Mr Zuma. From accused rapist to the president). (Apparently it hates revolutionaries, unless your reolutionary ideas include stealing from the country's poor.

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