The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has laid charges at the Pretoria Central police station; against former Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa for using city-owned billboards to promote the ANC; before of the August 3 local government elections.
As disclosed, the party said it reliably found from firms who provided the services that the billboards were originally booked for campaigns like “Operation Kuka Maoto” by the council; but Ramkgopa decided to use them for ANC campaigns.
According to the EFF, mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa advertised the ANC, Zuma’s pictures and party logos on the billboards three weeks before the elections.
Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa Must Be Punished
Tshwane EFF chairperson Councillor Benjamin Disoloane reasoned that the former ANC mayor truly erred and must be punished since the billboards were booked by the council; using taxpayers money.
“These billboards are all over the city with Zuma’s face on them; but they are meant for the council’s campaigns, such as Operation Kuka Maoto. We checked with the companies that provide that service and they told us they were booked by the council,” Disoloane added.
Meanwhile, Tshwane new mayor Solly Msimanga has laid corruption charges against all ANC past officials connected to shady dealings in the past administration.
Msimanga, on Thursday; filed the corruption complaints at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria; citing the forensic reports compiled by an external audit company.
According to the DA mayor, the past ANC officials were found guilty of corruption; fraud and the misuse of money in two projects: R90m spent on City Hall and over-expenditure on the mayoral residence.
In addition, Msimanga stated that during the refurbishment of the City Hall; millions of rand was lavished in the upgrades of Ramokgopa’s office. Secondly, he said the so-called upgrades resulted in damage to the historic building and left it unsuitable for use.