Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba announced today, 15 January 2018, that he had fired Rabelani Dagada as member of mayoral committee for finance after a forensic investigation found him in breach of the City’s code of conduct and conflict of interest.
Mashaba said he had taken the decision in consultation with the Federal Executive of his Democratic Alliance party.
“Councillor Dagada has also been suspended by the Federal Executive as a councillor, pending an enquiry of the DA’s Federal Legal Commission,” he said in a statement.
In October, Dagada was implicated in a “jobs for pals” scandal in which he was alleged to have enriched his friend by facilitating access to lucrative tenders.
According to reports, Seth Mukwevho received a two-month contract of over ZAR190 000, allegedly due to his long-standing relationship with Dagada.