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joburgcityANA reports that Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said on Monday he had fired Rabelani Dagada as member of mayoral committee for finance after a forensic investigation found him in breach of the City’s code of conduct and for conflict of interest.  

Mashaba said he had taken the decision in consultation with the Federal Executive of his Democratic Alliance (DA) party.  “Councillor Dagada has also been suspended by the Federal Executive as a councillor, pending an inquiry of the DA’s Federal Legal Commission,” he said in a statement.  In October, Dagada was implicated in a “jobs for pals” scandal in which he was alleged to have enriched a friend by facilitating access to lucrative tenders.  Mashaba then instituted a forensic investigation through an external company, which concluded its investigation into Dagada last Friday.  In addition to breaching the City’s code of conduct by not declaring his interests and engaging with individuals closely associated with him in activities which constituted conflict of interest, Dagada was found to have been involved in price fixing with a service provider to the City.  

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Mashaba fires City of Joburg finance MMC for breach of code, lays criminal charges, at News24
  • And also, Mashaba is out to get me‚ says suspended Joburg Finance MMC, at SowetanLive

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