Thursday, November 22, 2007

ID councillors involved with fraud

By Henry Booysen
22 November 2007

The African National Congress has attacked the Independent Democrats after two of its councillors were involved with fraud.

According to a press statement released by the ANC the councillors respectively from Eden District Municipality Laetitia Arries have been found guilty and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment which has been suspended for four years. The other councillor is Gordon April from the Oudtshoorn municipality who was convicted in April.

“The fraudulent behaviour is seriously prejudicing poor people,” says ANC Provincial spokesperson Garth Strachan.

The ANC said that both April and Arries continue to serve as councillors.

“We have summonsed Laetitia Arrie to our head office we have dealt with her in the same fashion as we have dealt with Gordon April’s case,” says Saki Jenner from the Independent Democrats.

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