Convicted fraudster and former Buffalo City Metro mayor Zukisa Faku will hear the outcome her application for leave to appeal next week.
Faku was this week sentenced to three years’ house arrest and community service after she was convicted on nine counts of fraud.
Yesterday, magistrate Sadia Jacobs heard Faku’s application for leave to appeal. Faku’s legal representative, advocate Sakhele Poswa, told Jacobs they wanted to appeal against both the conviction and sentence.
“Credit card user guidelines were never discussed. There were no terms and conditions set out. She was neither a director or senior manager.
She was a councillor and politician,” Poswa said. He said another court might come to a different conclusion.
Prosecuting state advocate Elna Smit said: “She knew that she could not use public funds for personal gain and she also knew that the credit card was public funds.”
Smit said the sentence handed down by Jacobs was more than appropriate and another court would not interfere. She asked Jacobs to dismiss Faku’s application for leave to appeal.
Jacobs said she would give judgment on the application on October 6.