ANC accuse Herman Mashaba of R11m corruption

ANC in Johannesburg is accusing Herman Mashaba, the Mayor of the City of Johannesburg of corruption involving Field Band Foundation claiming he gave it R11 million for doing nothing.

 

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has been accused of diverting more funds to his ‘favourite’ foundation and sidelining other community-based organisations within the metro.

Mashaba allegedly diverted about R11 million to Field Band Foundation, a non-government organisation entrusted to help fight the scourge of substance abuse in the communities.

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According to African National Congress in Johannesburg, the mayor has cut the budget of many community organisations but increased that of Field Band Foundation.

Addressing members of the party during their mass march in Johannesburg outside the council in Braamfontein, ANC Joburg regional chairperson, Geoff Makhubo, accused Mashaba of corruption.

Makhubo said our communities have for a long time survived with the community-based organisations.

He said whether they are doing gardening or cleaning but NGOs in our areas provide very important services.

“Now what they did, the NGOs applied for funding and they (the City) refused but funds were given to one NGO that belongs to Mashaba Field Band Foundation,” claimed Makhubo.

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“Now we say they must increase funding for all the NGOs and go and demand money from that drum majorette NGO that is supposed to deal with drugs and alcohol abuse. Now Westbury is burning, Field Band Foundation is not there and it is burning on the basis of drugs.

He said Mashaba’s administration has given the foundation funds on the basis that they deal with the scourge of drugs and alcohol abuse and questioned where the foundation is now. “They’ve given them so much money and those that previously dealt with these things have been denied money.”

Mashaba could not be reached for comment as he was not available to meet ANC marchers but instead sent his deputy and City’s finance MMC Funzeka Ngobeni.

According to ANC regional leader, Matshidiso Mfikoe, Mashaba was handed a letter to make himself available to receive their memorandum.

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“We were expecting him to be here and respond to all our demands but it shows he is afraid and hide behind his fellow stooges,” said Mfikoe.

Ngobeni has promised to convey the message to other senior managers within the City and will respond before the 31 October deadline.

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Thabo Jobo
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