May 12, 2011
The Democratic Alliance on Tuesday alleged that an ANC local government candidate for Stellenbosch was convicted last year of defrauding the municipality of more than a quarter of a million rand.
DA spokesman Bokkie Geyer claimed that the Bellville Specialised Commercial Court had found Jacobus Andre Davids guilty of 14 counts of corruption pertaining to fraud involving R254,180 between 2005 and 2006,
Davids was listed third on the ANC's proportional representation list for Stellenbosch for the May 18 municipal elections.
"He is clearly not fit for purpose," Geyer said.
"The ANC has proven that they are totally uncommitted to clear governance by appointing Jacobus Davids to the number three position," he said.
The ANC leadership in the Western Cape could not immediately comment on the claims.