'Mmemezi's resignation good enough'

A committee that probed former MEC Humphrey Mmemezi said he used his credit card irresponsibly.

Former Gauteng Local Government and Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) Integrity Committee on Friday found that Humphrey Mmemezi's resignation was an appropriate sanction for his misconduct.

Mmemezi stepped down as Gauteng's Local Government and Housing MEC on Wednesday amid allegations that he had misused government funds.

Two separate committees were investigating him, one of which reported back on its findings.

The committee found that Mmemezi misled the Gauteng legislature and tried to cover up the extent of a car accident he had in KwaZulu Natal.

The Deputy Speaker of the legislature Stewart Ngwenya said the report also looked into Mmemezi's credit card purchases.

"The MEC's equalisation of the government-issued credit card for personal use amounted to an act of negligence."

The report said Mmemezi breached several integrity principles of the code of conduct, but the committee found his resignation good enough.

The Democratic Alliance's Jack Bloom is the only official who declared Mmemezi not fit to have a seat in the legislature.