Abuse of council freebies slammed

alcohol-492871_640Nelson Mandela Bay councillors who drag uninvited relatives and friends along to municipal events and run up a high bar tab are creating a massive headache for officials and event organisers.

Not only are the councillors allegedly abusive when demanding free tickets from staff for events hosted or sponsored by the municipality, some spend the entire time hogging the bar instead of listening to the speeches.

This has prompted the ANC to propose that no alcohol be served at functions – to deter thirsty, uninvited guests.

At a sports, recreation, arts and culture portfolio committee meeting yesterday, Summer Season events organisers Soul Good complained about the persistent problem of abuse of the hospitality area at their events.

Soul Good project manager Darren Mungur said some councillors brought up to 11 extra people with them.

-Rochelle de Kock

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4 thoughts on “Abuse of council freebies slammed

  • February 9, 2015 at 4:53 am

    This practice is tantamount to stealing,the City and surrounds falls further into disrepair while these scroungers have their own way with ratepayers money.
    Where is the opposition? the silence is deafening!

  • February 6, 2015 at 9:31 am

    tell us something that we don’t know. Instead of doing their jobs and get this city in a better state no, eating and drinking on the ratepayers money much better. Something have to be done and not tomorrow but yesterday

    • February 6, 2015 at 10:46 am

      net so ja Christa, is belaglik!

  • February 6, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Why use this pic (surely just saved of the internet) we do not have “them” as councillors anymore……we all know who they are and what they do stealing money from us and the government.


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