- Bheka Nxumalo's uncle is Ubuhlebezwe mayor, Zamo Nxumalo
- He claims Zamo used him as a front to win a R3m tender
- However, Zamo allegedly never paid him a cent
A 24-year-old man in KwaZulu-Natal claims that his uncle, who is a local mayor, used him as a front to win a R3m tender but never paid him a cent.
As a result, Bheka Nxumalo said he is struggling to pay for his studies at the Durban University of Technology, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Speaking to Daily Sun, Bheka said Ubuhlebezwe mayor, Zamo Nxumalo, used him as a front for his company, ZDN Trading Enterprise.
Bheka claimed when Zamo became mayor in 2011, he made him owner of the company, which later won the sewage pipe tender.
He asked me to take over and the company was registered in my name. He said he would pocket 60 percent of the profits and give me the remaining 40 percent.
After he was awarded the R3 million tender in 2014, his attitude towards me changed. He didn’t pay me a cent.
According to Daily Sun, Mayor Zamo admitted that he made Bheka the owner of ZDN Trading Enterprise but denied promising him 40 percent of proceeds.
He said he helped his nephew to finance his studies, adding:
I’m still prepared to help him if he comes back and talks to me.
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