An affidavit submitted to court allegedly on instruction of Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani, has been described as a well-orchestrated fallacy, and has landed a chief municipal accountant in hot water, says a report in The Herald.

And now the NDPP wants Karel Kramer criminally investigated for perjury.

Deloitte & Touche forensic investigator Burt Botha has also challenged the mayor to respond to allegations that he benefited from the siphoning of funds meant for the Integrated Public Transport System.

Botha alleged it was exactly for this reason that Bobani had instructed Kramer to meddle in fraud-accused Andrea Wessels’ bid to hold on to her Port Elizabeth home.

Deputy DPP Dr Christopher Ndzengu said in papers filed with the Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth) last week that the purported evidence of Kramer – that the more than R3.7m used to purchase the property did not emanate from the beleaguered bus system – was clearly false.

Ndzengu said further that the affidavit was disingenuous, opportunistic, ill-conceived and without merit.

The report notes Judge Elna Revelas must still rule on the admissibility of Kramer’s evidence.

Full report in The Herald (subscription needed)