Municipal mayor paid two salaries - claim

2011-07-21 23:04

Pretoria - The DA has laid fraud charges against Thaba Chweu municipal mayor Moses Marobela for allegedly receiving two salaries.

"The charges were laid at the Lydenburg police station on Wednesday in the interest of the public good... ," local Democratic Alliance caucus leader Sonja Boshoff said in a statement on Thursday.

Marobela was allegedly still receiving a salary from the Limpopo education department, for working as principal of Maremisha High School in Leboeng village, in addition to getting a salary as mayor.

Comment from metro spokesperson Puleng Mapheto could not immediately be obtained.

Marobela took office after the May 18 local government elections.

Boshoff said while it was not illegal for public office bearers to earn income from more than one source, they had to declare it. She intended asking Mpumalanga Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Madala Masuku whether he had declared his principal's salary.

Mpumlanga Education MEC Namane Dickson Masemolato would also be asked if Marobela had resigned as principal, and why he was still being paid.

The municipality has seen several corruption scandals.

In 2009, over R3m disappeared from the municipality’s main account, sparking a protest by local residents. It recently publicly admitted to being unable to account for R7m.

Another allegation emanated on Thursday that the municipality could not account for R2m, paid by an insurance company for damages to a library in Mashishing (Lydenburg), a municipal building and a number of vehicles, including tractors, during service delivery protests.

The DA has called for an independent forensic investigation into Thaba Chweu's finances.

  • Gpurs - 2011-07-22 02:27

    Any minute now we'll be treated to a brilliant comment along the lines of, "The DA are racist and jealous and they should mind their own business".

      zaatheist - 2011-07-22 04:28

      On the other hand he might resort to the other option, the Hansie option, and claim the devil made him do it. Depends if he is a religious fiend or not.

      Mixyez - 2011-08-26 09:57

      Two salaries and he is not even doing the job properly?????

      John - 2011-12-21 00:42

      Blue Light Brigade Strikes Again! Friday, 09 of December, cars on the highway from Durban gave way to a political convoy with blue lights. Remembering 1 man killed by the Blue Light Brigade in Durban, and another in Jo'burg, I protested those murders and raised my finger as they drove past. They proceeded to block me and lunge their cars at me, as I swerved, slowed and pulled away. I held strong and steadfast in my protest! My family, however, were badly shaken. It is time that the ANC realizes that they are not above criticism and rejection, and also NOT ABOVE THE LAW! I expected them to zap me back, or even lay misdemeanor charges against me. But the public harassment and bullying shows that these mentals are in a mindset of their own. They need to be transferred to Antarctica!

  • Grikie - 2011-07-22 02:54

    Pathetic. He is quietly stealing from the same people he is supposed to serve. No wonder South Africa is one of the 3 countries in the world where the HDI (Human Development Index), has dropped over the last decade. SA is now below the world average!

  • Yankee - 2011-07-22 06:19

    Eish. I did not know coz i neva check my bank statement. Sorry...

  • Stuartthom - 2011-07-22 06:24

    read on Frank

  • Tantrum - 2011-07-22 07:24

    Nothing will come this investigation ....

  • Sledgedarkwatch - 2011-07-22 07:33

    Please let us ALL just have a minute of silence today, to remember the passing of the money there once was in this country.

  • biskit - 2011-07-22 07:34

    Two salary's for a Two-faced

  • Carl Muller - 2011-07-22 08:03

    As far as I know you only get a salary when you work for it.... How is the school going, do they have a 100 % pass rate......if not fire him for incompetence....

  • BlakKat - 2011-07-22 08:37

    ANC workers seem to be able to do anything they like. This guy and Cheryl Cwele are doing well on our tax money. Any minute now they'll accuse the DA of being racist. Sick!

  • the mc - 2011-07-22 12:53

    Namane Dickson Masemolato ....double check your stuff folks

  • Nicholas - 2011-07-22 13:07

    DA in an anti-corruption party, but is supported by minoriry. Black South African are stupid because corruptionist keep telling them about apartheid. Apartheid was finalised in 1994, as per my view, from 1995 we should have implimented something because we are apartheid-free. Blacks are busy competing with luxurity lifestyle, and that obviously will lead to corruption. As a black-short-haired person, you can't compare yourself with white minded person, they are from rich countries and they created that wealth using their mind using anti-selfishness

  • george07 - 2011-07-22 15:20

    @ nicholas . what the hell are you saying. i dont understand .politics for fools 101 ? please dont make your name hole ( translate into afr.),dont post here again please .you only make sense to yourself.

  • Eduard - 2012-01-11 21:54

    Corruption in SA is getting worse than the corruption in Nigeria...go figure

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