The brother of DA Gauteng premier candidate and former Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has allegedly been implicated within the theft of computer systems from the Metropolis’s places of work, it emerged on Friday.
“What I can affirm is that there’s an alleged misconduct that has been handed over to the police to research,” Metropolis spokesperson Lindela Mashigo advised Information24 about Nkululeko Msimanga, who’s a income agent for town.
Mashigo stated that on two separate dates, March 12 round 15:20 and March 19 round 14:15, pc bins went lacking from the places of work and Nkululeko was implicated of their disappearance.
Mashigo stated computer systems had been disappearing from the Metropolis for fairly a while.
“The police are those who will inform you whether or not he was arrested or launched. All we did was to report the case as a result of it has now been some time since now we have been dropping these computer systems,” stated Mashigo.
Requested in regards to the investigation and given the case quantity, police spokesperson Captain Augustinah Selepe confirmed case of theft registered on the Pretoria Central police station.
Selepe stated investigations have been ongoing and no additional remark could be made.
“At this stage, we can’t touch upon any side of the case, that features the id of each the sufferer and suspect, for the reason that matter will not be but earlier than court docket,” Selepe stated.
Msimanga’s workplace stated it couldn’t discover any affirmation of an arrest as alleged by the ANC in Tshwane.
“If any proof of wrongdoing is introduced, then a case needs to be opened and an investigation carried out swiftly to get to the reality of the matter,” DA Gauteng chief John Moodey stated in an announcement.
Moodey stated the DA believed within the rule of legislation and in swift, however truthful, justice.
“I’ll remark additional on the matter as extra data is delivered to my consideration,” he added.
ANC Caucus spokesperson Bafuze Yabo stated they have been calling on the Metropolis to research the way it was that Nkululeko was employed as a income agent for the Metropolis and whether or not he was certified for the place.
“It’s fairly clear that the axed mayor and DA’s premier candidate, Mr Solly Msimanga, presided over a kleptocratic authorities which employed on the nerve centre and on the coronary heart of the Metropolis’s administration, physique builders, incompetent, unqualified, inexperienced and unskilled relations, associates and white DA members,” ANC Tshwane spokesperson Yabo stated.
“The ANC Tshwane caucus will comply with up on this case and make sure that the officers who reported this case are usually not victimised and purged by the political administration, the DA. We are going to proceed to work tirelessly to reveal the shenanigans of Msimanga and his gang who dominated Tshwane corruptly,” stated Yabo.
In keeping with the DA, Nkululeko was appointed to the Tshwane municipality as a income agent in 2015 – a yr earlier than the DA-led coalition authorities was fashioned.
Information24 approached Msimanga for remark, which shall be added as soon as acquired.