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Mmemezi in hot water again

Fresh allegations of financial mismanagement have emerged againts MEC Humphrey Mmemezi.

Humphrey Mmemezi, Gauteng MEC for Local Government and Housing inspects RDP houses being built in Tembisa. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN
Gauteng Housing Department,Humphrey Memezi
Local Politics

JOHANNESBURG - Controversial Housing and Local Government MEC Humphrey Mmemezi is in hot water once again after fresh allegations of financial mismanagement were leveled against him on Friday.

Mmemezi allegedly spent more than R200 million from the Human Settlement Department's fund to pay for security and publishing costs.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said the MEC spent R300,000 on security for his home in Krugersdorp, Gauteng.

The party also claimed a further R8 million was spent on installing a CCTV camera system for his office.

MEC is already being investigated for abusing his governmnt credit card.

This is after he allegedly bought a R10,000 painting through a McDonalds outlet in Pretoria.

The DA’s Jack Bloom said it is time for Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane to fire Mmemezi.

“As long as [Mmemezi] is in office and more scandals surface, the department’s image and governance in the province is going to suffer.  The DA calls for him to resign, failing which he must be fired.”

 

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