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Mon May 29 13:29:10 SAST 2017

Mayor's takeaway chicken and hotels costs Vaal taxpayers R1.7m

TMG Digital | 2017-05-18 13:09:20.0
Emfuleni Local Municipality’s mayor‚ Simon Mofokeng. File photo.

The Emfuleni Local Municipality’s mayor‚ Simon Mofokeng‚ has spent R1‚772‚549.28 to date on KFC‚ Nandos and hotels.

This was revealed in a reply to a Democratic Alliance question in the Legislature by Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC‚ Paul Mashatile‚ according to a statement by Kingsol Chabalala MPL.

"Mayor Mofokeng racked up a shocking R1.1 million between 2011 and 2015 as ANC Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality‚ before he was deployed as Mayor to Emfuleni - where he gobbled up a further R629‚000.00 between November 2015 to April 2017."

He also questioned the mayor's fuel bills and car hire.

The DA has asked Mashatile’s office to provide a more detailed list including amounts and invoices on the mayor’s government credit card claims.

Chabalala said: "Emfuleni Municipality is in financial distress...

"The Mayor’s luxury lifestyle is in direct contrast to the challenges Emfuleni residents face every day. It is shameful that Mayor Mofokeng‚ a senior ANC leader‚ continues to dine in the lap of luxury‚ when so many in the municipality go hungry."

The annexure to the legislature answer indicates the mayor his claims related to his role as it cites meetings with youth groups‚ investors‚ concerned residents as other groupings.

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