No licence: S Cape DA official in soup

da-logoA DA councillor and the party’s regional youth leader in Southern Cape has been drawing a transport allowance from the municipality though he does not have a valid driver’s licence, a precondition for receiving such an allowance.

This emerged when Tertius Simmers, 30, was arrested outside the council’s offices on the picturesque Garden Route town of George for failing to produce a driver’s license when stopped by traffic officers.

The ANC is now baying for his blood and is demanding a full investigation into how Simmers was allowed to claim as much as 25% of his total remuneration as a travel allowance when he does not have a driver’s licence.

His arrest has now thrown into question the Eden District municipality’s internal systems, with council speaker Doris Nayler acknowledging that councillors were being paid a transport allowance each month, even those not in possession of driver’s licences.

Simmers admitted that he did not have a driver’s licence .

He said he was simply being reimbursed for the use of his vehicle for council duties.

Share Button

About southcapenet

Adding value to my domain hosting and online advertising services.
View all posts by southcapenet →