The wanton abuse of public offices as well as tax payers money has incurred the wrath of the authorities. The MPL said the “shocking” expenses were revealed in a reply to a DA question in the Legislature by Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC, Paul Mashatile.

Chabalala also alleged that Mayor Mofokeng’s claims for luxury hotel stays and his appetite for fast food, was in addition to strange fuel claims which were submitted for his private car, as well as claims for car hire – despite him having an official mayoral vehicle.

Emfuleni Local Municipality Mayor Simon Mofokeng, who is a member of the African National Congress (ANC), has been accused by the Democratic Alliance (DA) of spending nearly two million rand on KFC, Nandos and hotel bills during his previous stint at the helm of Sedibeng District Municipality.

Kingsol Chabalala, MPL and DA Gauteng Constituency Head in Emfuleni North, on Thursday alleged that Mofokeng had spent R1 772 549.28 to date on KFC, Nandos and the Shakespeare Inn (Hotel).

“Mayor Mofokeng racked up a shocking R1.1 million between 2011 and 2015 as ANC Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality, before he was deployed as Mayor to Emfuleni – where he gobbled up a further R629 000 between November 2015 to April 2017,” said Chabalala.