UThukela District Municipality Deputy Mayor must held to account over stolen municipal vehicle

The Inkatha Freedom Party in UThukela District Municipality wishes to express serious concern over the stolen municipality vehicle found in the hands of the ANC District Deputy Mayor Nombali Mchunu.

It is alleged that she used the vehicle for a personal trip to watch a match at the FNB Stadium in Gauteng, where she was seen posting on her social media pages. After the game, the District Deputy Mayor Mchunu ordered her bodyguards to leave, so that she could drive herself to other gigs. This took place with no authorisation.

Unfortunately her reckless decisions did not pay off as the municipal vehicle was stolen. She did not report the matter to SAPS herself, her bodyguard had reported the missing vehicle whilst on the trip. This reckless and irresponsible decision by the Deputy Mayor in abusing municipal resources on extravagant trips calls for tough action to be taken against her.

As the IFP we cannot stand by and watch the abuse of taxpayer’s  hard-earned money for government officials’ personal use and expect nothing to be done.

We therefore demand the municipality to urgently conduct an investigation into this matter, specifically as to why the tracker was removed? If she is found to guilty, the Deputy Mayor must repay the municipality and step down.

We believe that Deputy Mayor must be held accountable for the loss of this state asset.

Mthembeni Majola
IFP Councillor in UThukela District Municipality
073 054 2316