THE CITIZEN WEDNESDAY 29 JULY 2009
Randfontein local municipaity speaker Caroline Setsiba is in hot water over corruption allegations.
Setsiba has allegedly been using council property to run her business, Afro Eve Trading Enterprise.
The enterprise is involved in micro short-term loans, sales of women's handbags and dishware.
Speaking on condition of anonoymity, a former councilor said it was time Setsiba's misconduct was exposed.
"She is supposed to be a custodian for all councillors and not abuse council time, facilities and staff members in furthering her own interests. It's as good as stealing from the public and this cannot be allowed.
"There is already a lack of public participation by government in the town.
"How does running a business from one's office address these challenges?" as the former councillor, adding that the mayor and chief whip were aware of, the speaker's activities.
Setsiba, who gets package of R450,000 a year is also said to have gone on a trip to New Jersey early last year.
The trip was apparently meant for community member Oupa Bila and a school child. Setsiba allegedly took her husband and daughter on the US trip.
Mayor Zeph Mhlongo and chief whip Mpho Nawa denied having knowledge of Setsiba's business activities on council property or funding the trip. - firstname.lastname@example.org.