KZN news bites: Hawks chase thieves who stole government money 

Sihle Mavuso presents the latest news from KwaZulu-Natal. 

Pietermaritzburg – The Hawks have called on the public to help arrest three men who allegedly fraudulently received money from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in April last year. The suspects, Nkosinathi Sboniso Mtambo, 41, Themba Nkosikhona Nhleko, 33, and Phumlani Experience Mhlongo, 36, are believed to be hiding in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Durban – The DA in eThekwini is demanding answers from struggling city manager Musa Mbhele regarding his recent trip with a large team to the United States. The DA alleges that the trip, which was presented as an investment conference, included church members rather than business people as claimed. The trip, which included councillor Thembo Ntuli, allegedly cost ratepayers R30-million.

Nongoma – Operations at the cash-strapped Nongoma Local Municipality were disrupted when a service provider took back its photocopiers because it had not been paid. The municipal manager, Sipho Nkosi, has not responded to questions from Scrolla.Africa about when the municipality will pay the service provider and get the photocopiers back.

Durban – The South African Local Government Association has congratulated former local government leaders elected to serve at the provincial level after the 29 May elections. Among them are Mxolisi Kaunda from eThekwini, now in the National Council of Provinces, and Mncedisi Maphisa from Abaqulusi, now in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.

eThekwini – The new eThekwini mayor, Cyril Xaba, has defended city manager Musa Mbhele, saying he should not be judged through the media. Xaba was responding to Scrolla.Africa’s questions about Mbhele, who allegedly used illegal finance from a service provider to upgrade his Cowies Hill mansion.

Pictured above: The three suspects wanted by the Hawks.

Source: Supplied

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