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Nelson Mandela funeral fraud: Axed health MEC Sindiswa Gomba and 11 co-accused back in court in July


Former Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba

  • Axed health MEC Sindiswa Gomba and 11 others face an array of charges, including fraud and money laundering.
  • They are accused of misleading the Buffalo City Metro into believing that it had an obligation to make money available for the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela.
  • It is alleged that R10 million was siphoned from the Buffalo City Metro under the pretence that it was meant for the funeral.

Former Eastern Cape Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba and 11 others briefly appeared in the East London Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday charges of fraud and money laundering which relate to the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela.

The charges stem from allegations that R10 million were siphoned from the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) under the pretence that it was meant for the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela.

Gomba and the other ANC

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EXERCISE

“Neither Trust in the Arm of Flesh” – Russell M. Nelson

To increase your wisdom and stature, you will exercise your agency. You will choose your teachers and your role models. Choose them wisely.

Thank you, President Samuelson. Thank you for your excellent service and exemplary leadership. We admire you and Sister Samuelson greatly. We also express our gratitude to the faculty and staff for their help to these choice students at Brigham Young University. Wendy and I are grateful to be here with you today.

We are very pleased that President Dieter F. Uchtdorf has been awarded an honorary doctorate. We congratulate him. When we think of all he has accomplished—from his childhood days as a refugee in Europe’s cold, cruel cauldron of war to his position now in the First Presidency of the Church—we stand in awe. Through those years he has become a great man of faith and a devoted disciple of the Lord. Wendy and I have

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HEALTH

Sindiswa Gomba fired as Eastern Cape health MEC amid Nelson Mandela funeral fraud case


Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba

Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba has been fired from her position to allow her time to focus on her Nelson Mandela funeral fraud case.

The announcement was made by Premier Oscar Mabuyane during a media briefing on Thursday.

Mabuyane added that Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Xolile Nqatha would serve as acting health MEC until a permanent appointment was made.

Gomba will, however, remain as a member of the Eastern cape legislature.

Mabuyane also revealed that Gomba was implicated in a Special Investigating Unit report on wrongdoing, alongside former health head Dr Thobile Mbengashe.

This is in relation to the procurement of the infamous scooter ambulances at a cost of R10 million by the provincial health department.

At the same time, Gomba, several other ANC heavyweights in the Buffalo City Metro region and municipal officials are facing a string of serious

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