DA welcomes the arrest of corrupt officials in Richmond Municipality

by Goodman Madonda – DA Richmond Municipality Councillor

DA welcomes the arrest of corrupt officials in Richmond Municipality

The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes that the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) swooped in on Richmond Municipality CFO Sanjay Mewelall and his wife’s home in Pietermaritzburg this week.

In July this year, the DA laid criminal charges against Mewelall for fraud. This is after we learnt that in April 2017, a company called Emkhomazi Electrification Project was awarded a project to the value of R 272 317. However, Mewelall gave an instruction for R1 Million to be paid to this company.

It is reported that the AFU seized the couple’s luxury house and their cars that were allegedly obtained through the proceeds of crime. The DA welcomes this move and we are hopeful that those who have been working hand in hand with Mewelall in looting the Richmond Municipality will also face the long arm of the law.

The failing ANC has allowed looting and instability to continue unabated in Richmond. The DA will continue to hold all corrupt officials accountable until the municipality is cleared of all corruption.

We are committed to a DA-led government that will stop corruption and ensure that public money meant for people is spent on the people and where people who are found guilty of corruption face a 15-year jail sentence.

by Goodman Madonda – DA Richmond Municipality Councillor

 

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