DA FINALLY RESOLVES TO CHARGE ROOKSANA AHMED
THE Democratic Alliance has finally resolved to charge Msunduzi Municipality DA councillor Rooksana Ahmed following complaints that she failed to disclose a criminal record.
Sources within the DA confirmed the party will haul Ahmed before a disciplinary committee to answer to a number of charges, following an internal investigation.
The decision follows a complaint lodged with the Federal Executive chairperson, James Selfe, by one of the party’s senior leaders in KZN.
The complainant had, amongst other things, accused Ahmed of failing to inform the party that she has a fraud conviction.
The Witness has established that Selfe has forwarded the letter to DA provincial chairperson Francois Rodgers, who investigated the matter. According to the complaint against Ahmed, the DA Msunduzi Ward 31 councillor in Northdale, she was convicted for fraud in 2004 and sentenced in 2006. She paid a fine.
Ahmed is also being investigated for nepotism after she allegedly employed her daughter as ward secretary, a post funded by the Msunduzi Municipality. According to the letter of complaint, she also failed to provide the party leadership with a copy of her driver’s licence. DA councillors are required to possess a driver’s licence.
Rogers confirmed that Ahmed will now face the party’s disciplinary committee.
While the DA is yet to rule whether Ahmed has contravened the party’s disciplinary code, some DA members in the region have already expressed anger on Facebook at Ahmed’s conduct.
When approached for comment, Ahmed referred The
Witness to the DA.