East London's mayor free of fraud rap

FILE PICTURE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 Zukisa Faku in the accused dock in the East London Regional Court.
FILE PICTURE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 Zukisa Faku in the accused dock in the East London Regional Court.
Image: SIYA BOYA/ Daily Dispatch

Fraud and corruption charges levelled against former Buffalo City Metro mayor Zukisa Faku and eight others accused of defrauding the metro of R15.6-million‚ have been withdrawn by the East London regional court.

The charges stemmed from when Faku was a mayor in 2009.

One of the defence lawyers‚ Vuyani Majebe‚ told the Daily Dispatch he always knew there was “no substance in these charges which were just manufactured to impugn the reputation of my clients”.

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