Nelson Mandela Bay ANC councillor to apply for leave to appeal fraud conviction


PORT ELIZABETH, June 4 – Disgraced African National Congress Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Bongo Nombiba, convicted of fraud and sent to jail for five years, is expected to bring an application for leave to appeal in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on Monday.

Nombiba was found guilty of facilitating a donation from the ward 20 municipal discretionary fund for the Thulamangwane Community Project in 2014 in which he inflated the request for funds from R10,000 to R30,000.

In 2014, the NGO’s secretary Zukiswa Mbhem and its deputy chairperson Mandisa Monco, together with other members, approached Nombiba to request a donation of R10,000 from the municipality to assist them financially.

During November 2014, an amount of R30,000 was paid into the bank account of the NGO. Nombiba conveyed to the NGO management that the metro approved the donation and requested them to accompany him to the bank where he pocketed R20,000 of the money. ANA