“It appears that Danny Jordaan has taken ‘free’ electricity from Nelson Mandela Bay for seven years, and has thereby robbed the people and municipality of Nelson Mandela Bay of that income,” the party said in a statement.
The DA equated Jordaan’s actions to those of Izinyoka, illegal electricity connectors who connect to municipal electrical connections without charge.
See copies of Jordaan’s electrcity bill.
According to the statement, Jordaan has “done nothing to publicly address a mounting number of allegations against him that cast aspersions on his character. He has lurched from crisis to crisis, and has hidden himself from the people to whom he must account”.
Last month, Jordaan, who is also president of the South African Football Association (SAFA), was elected mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay metro.
Jordaan pointed to his experience of organising the 2010 Fifa World Cup as proof of his capability for handling the extra stress likely to come with his new role in the city of his birth.