JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Human Settlement MEC Lebogang Maile opened a case of crimen injuria against Mandisa Mashego, the provincial leader of the EFF and her party.
Last week, Mashego claimed that Maile, his brother Mike and others had squandered money allegedly meant for Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP).
Mashego was addressing Alexandra residents following the demolition of their houses by the City of Joburg that were built on illegally occupied land in Sejwetla.
After laying the charges at Alexandra Police Station on Monday, Maile said that Mashego made her claims without a shred of evidence. He said he had agreed with members of his family that none of them will do business with any state entity or department under his political watch or leadership.
"Her accusations were not only about hogging news headlines, but to cast aspersions on my character, integrity and standing in society," he said.