Randfontein municipality spokesperson arrested for identity fraud

John Moodey MPL

Provincial Leader

The DA has been informed that Lucky Chiya, mayoral spokesperson for the Randfontein Local Munipality in the West Rand has been arrested on charges relating to identity fraud.

Chiya allegedly used a second identity number – cancelled by Home Affairs – to obtain credit because he is under sequestration on the other identity number. The case was opened at the Randfontein police station (the case number is in our possession) and Chiya is out on R5 000 bail.

The DA calls on the municipality to suspend Chiya pending the outcome of an investigation into his suitability to continue representing the municipality.

The charges against Chiya are very serious and draw into question his integrity and continued ability to work for the Randfontein Local Municipality and speak on its behalf.