'No conflict of interest in hired services of Connie Mashaba's company director'

The legal adviser for Mayor Herman Mashaba says there was no conflict interest the city's meeting with a representative of his wife Connie Mashaba's company, Lephatsi Financial Services.

On Monday, Mashaba rubbished a report that he hired his wife’s company to fix the city's financial problems.

The Sowetan newspaper claims it has seen documents confirming a meeting three weeks ago between a representative of Connie Mashaba's company and the city.

The legal adviser for the mayor Tony Taverna-Turisonalso says that the director of the company rendered his services for free.

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In this specific case we had requested the assistance of the former business associate to advise us on the financial modelling of the in-sourcing exercise. The story is unfortunately is filled with many allegations that are not correct.

Tony Taverna-Turisonalso, legal adviser for the mayor

This is not to deal with the city's finances in general, but specifically looking at how we go about in-sourcing in a way that we can protect the city and its residents.

Tony Taverna-Turisonalso, legal adviser for the mayor

A lot of people are talking about a potential conflict of interest here. But we must look at what is a conflict of interest. In this specific case there was no way there was any form of personal benefit that could be obtained.

Tony Taverna-Turisonalso, legal adviser for the mayor

He says Mashaba consulted the city's mayoral committee informing them of his intentions and that it was not done behind closed doors.

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