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Limpopo premier probed for tender fraud

2011-10-30 11:35

Johannesburg - Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale's government is being investigated for alleged fraud and corruption totalling millions of rands, according to weekend media reports.

"The investigation should run its course and state agencies should be allowed to do their job," said Mathale's spokesperson Phuti Mosomane on Sunday.

He was reacting to a report in the Sunday Times, which stated that the Anti-Corruption Task Team was investigating the claim from a group of disgruntled businessmen.

The Forum of Limpopo Entrepreneurs also wanted Mathale to be investigated amid claims that he influenced tenders in various provincial department.

Secretary of the forum, Sivoko Mabunda, confirmed that members of the forum had been already interviewed by the Hawks in relation to the dossier.

Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela confirmed that allegations of fraud and corruption were being investigated.

"The case has to do with allegations of fraud and corruption, especially in the department of health and transport," Polela said.

 

Comments
  • CalamitySA - 2011-11-03 11:23

    Corruption is a culture - ANC culture

      100000623320987 - 2012-01-11 09:48

      corruption is not an ANC culture. Corruption can be done by individuals be it members of the ANC or non members. The ANC is very clear: It does not tolerate corruption.

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-01-11 22:52

      @ 1000010000000 I believe you are wrong about the ANC, If you look back as far as the arms deal to the present day, nobody of any significance in the ANC has been prosecuted and jailed. This is despite it being common knowledge, that billions is being raked off by ANC cadres. They have blocked investigations, pushed stuff under the carpet or simply ignored the cries of foul. If they state that they are against corruption, then they must walk the talk and put politicians and their connections in jail, and recover the money stolen from the country. Don't be one eyed about the situation, they are stealing from you too.If I had the time, I would list hundreds of instances of corrupyion that have not been investigated, due to political interference.These crooks are living off the ignorance of the voters. If you disagree with what I am saying, I would love to hear your response.

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