Councillor's daughter loses fraudulent bursary
A NORTH West municipality has rescinded a R50,000 bursary fraudulently awarded to a councillor's daughter.
The Bojanala Platinum District Municipality in Rustenburg offers financial assistance to children from poor families who have excellent academic results.
This year 25 students benefited from a total of R1.6-million.
Among them was 28-year-old Carol Montsho, a political science student at Unisa and daughter of Nkone Montsho, a Madibeng Local Municipal councillor.
According to bursary policy, children, spouses and next-of-kin of municipality employees and officials are not eligible.
An investigation followed complaints by Bojanala residents to the office of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela regarding the alleged fraud.
District municipality spokesman Archie Babeile yesterday said the bursary committee has cancelled the bursary and asked for the repayment of the money already paid to Unisa.