A City of Cape Town councillor who handed herself over to the police in connection with a scandal involving Covid-19 relief and food parcels has been granted R10 000 bail.
Ward 23 (Melkbos-Big Bay) councillor Nora Grose appeared in the Atlantis Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and her case was postponed to June 25 for further investigation.
The Hawks allege that Grose facilitated the Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) funding along with Reuben Swartz, chairperson of a non-governmental organisation, South African Religious Civic Organisation.
They further allege that Grose connived Swartz to siphon humanitarian funds meant for the distribution of food parcels in Atlantis to a church in Table View.
The funding was valued at R170 000.
The ANC caucus has called on Grose to step down and demanded Hawks investigate the Mayor’s Relief Fund.
Meanwhile the City said it was working with authorities to recover the unspent grant funding transferred from the NGO to a church in contravention of grant conditions.