Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
THE SECUNDA magistrate's court yesterday provisionally withdrew the case against former Gert Sibande mayor Busi Mdluli pending further investigation.
Mdluli was facing allegations of corruption, mal-administration and the misuse of council funds and cell-phone allowances.
She was taken to task after the Gert Sibande community brought these allegations to the attention of the then provincial local government MEC Mohammed Bhabha.
Bhabha assigned a firm of auditors to investigate the veracity of the allegations.
The seven-month investigation implicated Mdluli in several acts of corruption, including abusing her council-owned cellphone, flouting tender procedures, misusing a hired vehicle, using the mayoral vehicle for private business and abusing her mayoral powers by "deliberately disregarding proper procurement procedures".
Mdluli resigned in 2004 after auditors exposed her for using two cellphones at taxpayers' expense and running up a bill of R113 600.
Though her case was still pending, Mdluli has been appointed director of community service in the Delmas municipality, a development confirmed by municipal executive mayor Jack Rapatsa.