Oostenberg councillor sentenced for housing tender fraud, Cape Town

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Oostenberg councillor sentenced for housing tender fraud, Cape Town
Oostenberg councillor sentenced for housing tender fraud, Cape Town

Former councillor, Wilma Brady (59), appeared at Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Bellville on a charge of fraud and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act. This follows her conviction on both charges on 11 July 2018.

The former Chairperson of the Oostenberg Sub Council of the City of Cape Town, fraudulently appointed a service provider to build 33 homes worth approximately R3 million in Malibu Village, Blue Downs without following due tender processes.

She further misrepresented Provincial Housing Department in the Western Cape by providing a document, which purports to be a letter of appointment to the service provider on behalf of the said government Department.

Brady was sentenced to 10 years wholly suspended for 5 years with stringent conditions. Additionally, she was fined R10 000 and 24 months community service.

The Hawks’ Provincial Head in Western Cape, Major General Nombuso Portia Khoza welcomed the sentence imposed on Brady. General Khoza appeals to the community to act positively by reporting economic crimes to the authorities for investigation.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service