Former Assistant Director of Trade and Investment at City of Joburg, Londeka Ntjoboko, has resigned following allegations of her involvement in the fraudulent transfer of R800 000.
Reginald Pholo former Director of the same department was also implicated in the same activity.
The two were both suspended for transferring the money to a company of attorneys but Ntjoboko resigned immediately after she was discovered. Pholo, on the other hand, was dismissed.
The City said in a statement that it had laid charges against the two and will pursue the recovery of the funds. It said the money was transferred to Pholo and Ntjoboko via accounts linked to companies they have a vested interest in and which they had failed to declare their interest in.
MMC for Economic Development Leah Knott said the City would not tolerate corruption within its ranks and this problem would be dealt with accordingly.