Cape Town – Shortly before Patricia de Lille steps down as mayor, Cape Town councillors are expected to decide on Thursday whether to lay criminal charges against her.
This is the recommendation of a forensic report which states that criminal charges should be considered against her and several other officials, the Sowetan reported.
The 2 000-page forensic report claims De Lille and former City manager Achmat Ebrahim broke the law when they failed to tell the council about irregular Volvo payments in 2015.
The report also fingers mayoral committee member for transport and urban development Brett Herron and suspended transport and urban development authority commissioner Melissa Whitehead for alleged misconduct in the tender process for electric buses.
The council sitting also comes a year after Craig Kesson‚ the executive director in De Lille’s office‚ filed an affidavit in which he made a series of allegations against the mayor. Many of his claims were probed during Bowman Gilfillan’s investigation, Business Day reported.