DA Table View ward councillor Nora Grose, 64, has been released on R10 000 bail after she appeared in the Atlantis Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on fraud and money laundering charges.
Reports indicated earlier that Grose handed herself over to the police ahead of her court appearance.
“She allegedly facilitated the Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) funding along with the chairperson of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called the SA Religious Civic Organisation (Sarco).
“Those funds were allegedly used for personal gain,” Times Live quoted the Hawks as saying.
She also allegedly colluded with Reuben Swartz, chairperson of the same NGO, to siphon relief funds from the City of Cape Town.
According to News24, the Hawks said the R170 000 allegedly involved was meant for food parcels that were supposed to be distributed in Atlantis.
The money was reportedly funnelled to a church in Table View which has links to some City officials.
She is expected to appear again in the Atlantis Magistrate’s County on June 21.