ANC youth in calls to bring back Pillay
The Dr WB Rubusana ANC youth wing wants BCM to re-instate its expelled chief financial officer, Vincent Pillay.
The metro council fired Pillay last October after an internal disciplinary hearing found him guilty of wrongdoing for his alleged involvement in authorising payment valued at R10m for the memorial services and funeral of the late Nelson Mandela in December 2013.
He was found guilty on two charges of financial misconduct for his handling of a R10m payment to Victory Ticket, three days before Mandela’s funeral.
However, criminal charges against Pillay and 11 others were withdrawn in the East London magistrate’s court last month. Pillay is challenging his dismissal by the metro panel in court.
“We call upon the ill-fitted leadership of BCM to refrain from wasting ratepayers’ money by making decisions that are illegal,” said the youth league’s Luvo John.
Mayor Xola Pakati refused to comment on the matter. Pillay’s position was advertised last month.