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BBC may decide Baloyi’s fate next week

Jan 07 2018 06:05
Lesetja Malope

The executive committee of the Black Business Council (BBC) may decide the fate of its suspended president, Danisa Baloyi, when it meets next week. This after Baloyi contravened a condition of her suspension last month, when she represented the organisation at an international event nine days after being suspended.

BBC secretary-general George Sebulela said the committee would be considering, among other things, the recent allegations that Baloyi and her business acquaintance Hawa Bibi Khan, who is not a BBC member, attended the inaugural International Women’s Summit in Turkey on December 10, under the pretext of representing the organisation – without its permission or knowledge.

Baloyi is still on suspension over a missing R5 million donation from Airports Company South Africa that never made its way into the BBC’s coffers. Khan’s company, Merit Energy, is also entangled in the missing donations debacle as it, together with Baloyi, faces fraud and theft charges laid by the BBC.

Sebulela could not confirm whether the executive committee would receive the internal investigation report about the R5 million donation and Baloyi’s part in the saga when it sits next week.

It is not the first time Baloyi and Khan have been spotted on trips to Turkey. Both have previously undertaken such trips to represent local business, as evidenced by a photo featuring the two women, tweeted in March by the Turkish ambassador.

Attempts to get hold of Baloyi and Khan this week proved fruitless.

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