William Sello Molefe was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly defrauded a local businessman, said Captain Pelonomi Makau. Molefe worked as the chairman of the housing and planning portfolio committee in Madibeng Municipality.
Molefe allegedly asked for R2500 from a local businessman in exchange for business rights in the municipality. The businessman lodged a complaint and the councillor was arrested.
Molefe made his first appearance in the Brits Magistrate’s Court on the day of his arrest.
The case was postponed to Monday, said Makau.