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Mmemezi to face the music

It seems Humphrey Mmemezi could still earn R800,000 a year, despite resigning as an MEC.

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


JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Legislature is expected to hear from former Local Government and Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi on Friday.

He might have stepped down as MEC but could still cash in on more than R800,000 per annum if he stays on as a member of the legislature.

It is believed he was forced to resign this week, amid allegations of financial mismanagement.

Mmemezi hit headlines this week when he suddenly resigned as Local Government MEC, almost two months after allegations first surfaced that he had misused government funds.

He is, however, still a member of the provincial legislature.

The Democratic Alliance’s Jack Bloom said this means he will earn a salary of over R800,000 a year.

“If he’s unfit to be an MEC, then he’s also unfit to be an MPL [member of the Provincial Legislature].”

A damning report by an independent commission that was investigating Mmemezi will be heard at a special sitting on Friday.

Details of his alleged misconduct are expected to be revealed, including misuse of his official credit card.

(Edited by Clare Matthes)

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