A former Cape Town DA councillor has been convicted of R3m fraud for giving a bogus appointment letter to a developer to build RDP homes on land owned by the Western Cape government. The Bellville Commercial Crimes Court convicted Wilma Brady on Wednesday. According to court documents‚ Brady unlawfully entered into a contract with Lelethu‚ a construction company‚ which purported to bind the provincial government financially. Brady was the chairperson of the city’s Oostenberg subcouncil in 2006 when she claimed she represented the provincial housing department in a letter to a representative of the developer‚ Faizel Davids. In the letter‚ she purported to appoint the company for the construction of 33 RDP houses in Malibu Village‚ Blue Downs. "It is further confirmed that I‚ Wilma Brady‚ Chairperson: Oostenberg Subcouncil 21‚ on behalf of the Provincial Housing Department‚ appointed Lelethu Properties & Development to develop the serviced land as set out above‚" the letter reads in p...

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