Bobani was the 10th suspect in Nelson Mandela Bay R56.4mln fraud case

Former Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Mongameli Bobani, was the 10th suspect in the Hawks’ sights in the latest arrests for fraud and corruption. Nine people handed themselves over to the police this morning in connection with fraud and corruption allegations worth R56.4 million in the metro.

The alleged crime dates back to 2010 and is linked to the integrated public transport system and other projects. Bobani was laid to rest this morning. He passed on last week from COVID-19 complications.

Bobani was kicked out of office last year following a vote of no confidence in him. It had been tabled by the Democratic Alliance (DA). He had ascended to the mayoral position in 2018 after Athol Trollip was removed from the post.