City of Johannesburg officials suspended for stealing
City of Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba has suspended two employees who worked for the City’s Group Finance Department for fraudulent activities-transferring R800 000 to a company of attorneys.
The suspension follows the removal of former City of Johannesburg MMC of Finance, Cllr Rabelani Dagada on allegations of nepotism. According to a statement released from the Mayor ’s office, It was found that the two were part of a syndicate of internal and external individuals, who swindled money from a customer ’s account to an attorney’s trust account, before requesting the payment thereof.
“Chief among our priorities has been the process of recovering this money from the attorneys,” said Mayor Mashaba. The City will be laying criminal charges against both the internal and external individuals in this syndicate and vowed to ensure that everyone involved faces the full might of the law.
“I am disappointed to learn that there are officials who are still involved in corrupt activities. This is despite the fact that we continuously educate employees about fraud and corruption, and despite the fact that we have made it clear that corruption will not be tolerated in the City of Johannesburg,” Mashaba said.
The City of Johannesburg will continue to have a zero tolerance for corruption under the leadership of its Executive Mayor, Cllr Herman Mashaba who says that he will continue to vigorously pursue every allegation of corruption in collaboration with institutions such as the Hawks and other organizations within the criminal justice system.