The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng is calling for the immediate suspension of the Sedibeng Municipal Manager, Stanley Khanyile pending the outcome of his court case. Khanyile was arrested last week Thursday for fraud, theft, and money laundering worth more than R29 million which was allegedly committed in the Eastern Cape where he was the Head of Department for the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development.
Khanyile appeared at King William Town’s Magistrate Court last week Friday. He has been charged with two counts of contravening the Public Finance Management Act and two counts of fraud. Khanyile was released on R50 000 bail and the case was postponed to 16 October.
The DA said It is worrying that the Sedibeng District Municipality hired Khanyile while knowing that there were investigations initiated against him by his previous employers.
” According to the former Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Uhuru Moiloa, the Sedibeng District Municipality was aware of Investigation against Khanyile in 2002 when he was employed at the City of Ekurhuleni and allegations of sexual harassment against Khanyile when he was employed in the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.”
The DA is calling on the Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Lebogang Maile to intervene and ensure that Khanyile is suspended pending the outcome of his court case.