NPA DECLINES TO PROSECUTE DE LILLE FOR BRIBERY
THE National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has declined to prosecute outgoing mayor Patricia de Lille on bribery allegations, Independent Media has reliably learnt.
The decision, related to a R5 million bribery claim by a Joburg businessman, comes just a few weeks before De Lille is to vacate the mayoral office.
Anthony Faul claimed earlier this year that in 2012 De Lille tried to solicit a R5m bribe from him in return for a contract to supply fire extinguishers that could be used in informal settlements.
A spokesperson for the NPA could not confirm the decision.
De Lille confirmed that her lawyers were “studying” the document and she had met them yesterday afternoon.
Instead of putting an end to the political feud between De Lille and the DA, the latest development has opened a new battle in her continuing efforts to clear her name.
“My lawyers are studying the decision with a view to taking legal action against all those who were hellbent on ruining my reputation by spreading false allegations against me that could not be proven,” De Lille said.
She is expected to announce the details of the court action soon. |