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Cape Town Mayor Rubbishes Slush Fund Claims

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato. Picture: @CityofCT/Twitter

The political wrangling in the Western Cape to become Cape Town’s first citizen, has begun.

The Good Party is claiming fraud in the city’s running of its COVID-19 food relief scheme, allegedly to set up a slush fund for mayor Dan Plato’s re-election.

But Plato says the party has its facts all wrong, and no councillor or staff member has been implicated in any wrongdoing.

The Hawks are investigating a fraud case and made an arrest involving an NGO to which the city has granted money for food aid.

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