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Hawks probe R23m Gauteng contract

2012-11-11 12:36

Johannesburg - An IT contract worth R23m, awarded by the Gauteng finance department, is under investigation by the Hawks, the Sunday Independent reports.

The contract was given to Lefatshe Technologies without going through a tender process, apparently so security would not be compromised.

Lefatshe had been awarded at least one other government tender - worth R65m. This was cancelled in 2010 due to fraud and corruption allegations.

"I can confirm that we are indeed investigating cases of fraud against Lefatshe. One of the matters is going to be handed over to the National Prosecuting Authority at the end of the month for further deliberation," Hawks Captain Paul Ramaloko told the weekly.

The Lefatshe contract accounts for part of the R55m the department spent irregularly in the last financial year, according to the Sunday Independent.

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega was a director in Lefatshe when it was awarded a R65m contract to develop an accident reporting system for the Road Traffic Management Corporation, the Independent Online reported earlier this year.


Comments
  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-11-11 13:18

    Crooks investigating crooks,, how ironic.

      danie.strydom.7 - 2012-11-11 13:30

      This makes no sense "The contract was given to Lefatshe Technologies without going through a tender process, apparently so security would not be compromised. Lefatshe had been awarded at least one other government tender - worth R65m. This was cancelled in 2010 due to fraud and corruption allegations." Award a contract NOT to compromise security to a company who had a previous contract cancelled because of allegations of corruption and fraud. Security? Ability Not Colour. Racist government idiots

      hendrik.verwoerd.14 - 2012-11-11 14:25

      Hhmm, I wonder WHERE all these voices of concern was during the apartheid times?? All of a sudden now that a Black administration is in power, all you cowards find your voices?? Also, im not condoning corruption & theft, im just asking are you commenting because its wrong or are you commenting because you have something against blacks & they happen to be the ethnic group accused of perpetrating these crimes?? Think hard & long about it, before you answer, because 99% of the news24 peanut gallery, generally, show trace amounts of 'race driven' skepticism...

      willy.josephs - 2012-11-11 14:41

      Well Hendrik I'm worried about our country and the direction it has taken in the hands of my black African brothers,instate of building this democracy our mothers and fathers fought so hard for and protecting it with everything we got we seem to be concentrating on looting the state coffers as fast and hard as we can and that just makes me wonder what do this people in government know that we don't know that would make them disregard the same laws they fought so hard for and passed in parliament to destroy the little faith we have in them. I am a black African brother who was still young during apartheid and know little of except what I've read and see on tv and being told by people I know and family,all I want as an honest hard-working tax-paying law-abiding citizen of this country is to see my hard earned cash being used in a more productive and respectful way and working for our people and to see our government officials working for their pay that we give them and not take more without our consent.......when I see people up in arms when stories like this surface I don't care what colour,race,language or age that person is but I feel a little joy and have some hope that there are people like me out there who are not happy about this thuggery we have been witnessing in recent years!!

      danie.strydom.7 - 2012-11-11 15:24

      @ Hendrik Verwoerd - The News 24 website was down at the time of apartheid. Apartheid is dead, and so are you Move on

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-11 15:34

      hendrik do you want two wrongs to make a right. Do you also feel nothing for our comrdes who died not knowing that this what they perished for. I dont know hold you are but was terrifying having the army breaking down your door every night for weeks. And these pigs are what we get for a government. We were warned that this was what could happen. We have to stand up against what is wrong and not support a political party as we would a sports club. Polititics is most often dirty but more so when they have. Oh f ** k i give up

      gary.desousa.7 - 2012-11-11 15:52

      @hendrik verword Even starting just at your nic and hiding behind a former leader tells me how racist you are to just question the comments on race and not substance. Corruption was always there in the past,but we live in the present and now this must be exposed and prosecuted. It just happens to be blacks mainly so tough,they are the ones who preach democracy, good goveneance etc, not to expose is wrong.

      hendrik.verwoerd.14 - 2012-11-11 16:48

      Comprehension is important people. I stated "im not condoning corruption & theft" = I do not approve of this behavior!!!! So dont make an idiot of yourself & tell me I support it. I asked, plainly & simply, "are you commenting because its wrong? or are you commenting because you have something against blacks & they happen to be the ethnic group accused of perpetrating these crimes??" Its a fair question, not a racist inspired one!! Then the last part, just read further & tell me that some people are not biased & a little bit racist when they offer opinions? I challenge who ever, to prove to me that the majority of the people who comment on news24 are NOT being a little racist in the narrow minded comments.

      hendrik.verwoerd.14 - 2012-11-11 16:50

      Let any open minded person read what I just said & then ask them if im being biased or racist??

  • syphor.zit - 2012-11-11 13:26

    Finaly we know where this Piyega comes from at least

      alf.pop - 2012-11-11 14:04

      At least she fits the profile: Dodgy business dealings with government/s stands her in good stead for the position of police commissioner! Qualifications and honesty and integrity do not count when it comes to government politions, but the ability to arrange palm greae in major quqntities!

  • syphor.zit - 2012-11-11 13:27

    Finaly we know where this Piyega comes from at least

  • sminx.r.mandla - 2012-11-11 13:39

    Why am I not surprised that the showerhead opted to promote a criminal to be a Police Commissioner!! South African government is truly an embarassment

      joe.smit.549 - 2012-11-11 15:37

      At least there are signs of consistency. 3 in a row, and each one worse than the one before, and each one caught out twice as fast! Amazing. Who's next?

  • saintbruce.bruce - 2012-11-11 13:41

    A whole - depressing - newspaper could be published every day just detailing the vast scale of the corruption riddling our ANC inspired Government. I don't say the Nats were clean, I know they were not but they did focus on Nation building [ even though limited] and had service departments that worked on a world class scale. The only scale we have is being tipped in one direction - downwards! Ever wondered why the 's' in BRICs is tacked on to the end? It's just a small flea on the back of four big dogs in my humble view.

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-11 13:43

    In the ANC you have to be corrupt to get to the top!!!

  • John - 2012-11-11 13:51

    Here comes 2013, another National Police Commisioner to go on special leave for a few years until FIRED!!

      amanda.vandenberg.758 - 2012-11-11 15:51

      With full pay, costing the taxpayer millions!

  • braamc - 2012-11-11 14:08

    Filthy thieving f criminals = ANC

  • ant.duke - 2012-11-11 14:15

    "National police commissioner Riah Phiyega was a director in Lefatshe when it was awarded a R65m contract to develop an accident reporting system for the Road Traffic Management Corporation "cancelled in 2010 due to fraud and corruption" ... Greed and pig-snouting... it's just everywhere isn't it...? It's simply a case of "I want, I get..." oink oink...

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-11-11 14:17

    Selebi, Bheki Cele now on scoreboard Phiyega! She does look like a crime typology anyway.

  • siyanda.yeni.5 - 2012-11-11 14:26

    Anyone suprised by this? And the fact that our present Police Commissioner used to be a Director in the Company?

      julio.sanfona - 2012-11-11 17:08

      Nothing surprises me anymore.

  • piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-11 14:30

    First it Jacky Selebi,then Bheki Cele and now Riyah Piyega even though it is still allegations at this stage. When is the ANC going to learn that it is better to appoint a person who is actual a police man/woman to lead the police in the country? It seems for one to be a National Police commissioner you have to be an ex-prisoner or fraudster to qualify. More like you have to commit a crime to deal with criminals. These are the of our lives in South Africa.

      Thabiso Davis Davis - 2012-11-11 23:13

      who appointed her. is umshini wami. i mean really: a shower= president. All government officials seems to love money, they should all be replaced and go to business, so they can compete with tendering game.

  • Sibusiso - 2012-11-11 14:49

    The ANC is a disgrace starting starting from Mandela's era.Not to say Mandela himself was corrupt but he unwittingly presided over the beginning of a trully corrupt accumulation of wealth.

  • johan.smuts.37 - 2012-11-11 15:01

    @hendrik vewoerd.14 Was there really so much corruption in the appartheid eara?

      hendrik.verwoerd.14 - 2012-11-11 17:04

      @johan.smuts.37: Once again, the subject of my comment was not "corruption", the subject was 'what inspires your comment" is it that you inherently believe its wrong no matter who commits the corrupt act, or is it that you are commenting simply because it is the 'black' government officials committing the acts?? Emphasis on "black". If you think its wrong no matter who does it, black or white, then why didn't more of the same disapproving voices ring through during apartheid?? Its a fair question, not a racist one.

      marc.ross.965 - 2012-11-12 10:04

      Mr Vervoed Twenty years ago I voted for free elections, then I voted for the ANC. I risked going to jail as I would not enroll for the army which I saw as a racist institution. After the last 18 years I am now an out and out racist. I did not decide to become a racist. They ANC and the majority just had a chance to reflect their true colours. So when you ask why are whites racist, I cant speak for everyone, but I have been forced to become one. Logig leaves me no other option.

      rob.bancroft.94 - 2012-11-12 15:02

      Marc, so you have woken up and are now smelling the coffee. Bit late!

  • quarty.vanzyl - 2012-11-11 15:30

    Another crooked police commissioner creeps out of the craks

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-11-11 16:11

    Why am I not surpised!!!!!anc corrupt all round!!

  • julio.sanfona - 2012-11-11 16:57

    So why doesn't anybody ever get prosecuted and jailed for fraud and corruption? Maybe it's because these fraudsters have something on someone in power! Just a thought!

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-11-12 14:08

    in south africa as long as ANC is still in power the rate of corruption will still high as ever

  • michael.house.3591 - 2012-11-13 06:39

    I think they should 1st start investigating, ANC Tycoon Mr Cheslyn Mostert. If anything, he is the one with the power within the company and the relationships to his corrupt employees. This is not the 1st time his related to fraud, Mr Coltrane Nyati got bust by the Hawks handing money over to Home affairs officials..... but wait, nothing ever happened to that story...can someone follow through with investigations or is there toooo much of the ANC influence involved. I really think we need to stand up for what is right and start investigating the Holding Company "Mohlaleng Holdings"...and the Chairman of the holding company, Cheslyn Mostert and crew! There is way too much corrupt employees withing this group... and I can promise you the list can go on! Bruce Kannemeyer... Noedine Isaacs-Mpulo... Halga Ninow Cohen... Start your investigation at the top and arrest those involved

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