Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Cape ANC councillor accused of housing scam

A corruption scam is brewing within the housing sector in the Western Cape. Mbongeni Ngombane, a former ANC ward 95 councillor, is being accused of taking bribes of R2 479 to get people onto a priority housing list.Dozens of beneficiaries of a housing development project in Khayelitsha, are being conned out of thousands of rands. As they wait patiently for their homes, the former city councillor is being accused of being the mastermind behind the scam. Several people have already laid complaints with the police.

A housing development company in Khayelitsha has instructed the Scorpions to investigate the matter. Ngombane, who stood as an independent, is now working for the housing department. Many complaintsThubelitsha, a housing development company overseeing the building of these homes, says it has received numerous complaints from beneficiaries, who were told to pay R2 479 get a house. SABC

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