Johannesburg - Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has denied any corrupt activity linked to the awarding of over R11 million to a Non-Profit Organisation (NGO) with close ties to him.
Mashaba’s denial follows accusations made by the ANC in Gauteng accusing the mayor of influencing the awarding of a contract to Field Band Foundation – an organisation he served as chairperson for 16 years.
FBF deals with youth issues and its appointment is meant to be part of the city’s initiative of funding drug alleviating programmes for young people.
It also falls within the city’s drug awareness programme set to run for three years.
The ANC says Mashaba forced the Department of Social Development to appoint the organisation without it even submitting a proposal.