GOOD’s Secretary-General has questioned the reason behind the DA-led Cape Town covering both the legal and costs of fraud and money laundering accused, Councillor Grose.
On Monday, 28 June 2021, Brett Herron, GOOD’s Secretary-General, issued a statement asking the DA-led City of Cape Town to account for paying both the legal and bodyguard costs of the party’s fraud-accused Councillor Nora Grose. Heron noted that GOOD has approached the office of the Public Protector, requesting that it stop the DA-led Cape Town from paying the legal costs of Grose’s defence.
Grose is currently facing charges of fraud and money laundering, in relation to the city’s COVID-19 food relief funds. GOOD has since learnt that not only are her legal fees being paid for, but also the costs of the bodyguards who accompanied her to court. GOOD plans to write a supplementary letter to the Public Protector, requesting that a scope into the requested investigation into the costs be broadened for rate payers covering the costs.
See the post below.
.@Our_DA's fraud & money-laundering accused has security guards (from anti-land invasion unit?) and legal costs paid for by Cape Town ratepayers.
Not good, says GOOD’s @brettherron.
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— Good (@ForGoodZA) June 28, 2021