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Lottery’s shady grants need probe

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04 Sep 2020
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Lottery’s shady grants need probe

GroundUp has made numerous attempts to ask Minister Ebrahim Patel what he is doing about dodgy Lottery deals, to no avail. GroundUp archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Finally, there is movement from Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel on a dodgy R27.5 million National Lottery grant. Evidence gathered by forensic investigators appointed by Patel has been handed to the police. The evidence covers what happened to lottery funds given to Denzhe Primary Care to build a drug rehabilitation centre near Pretoria. The centre was never completed and more than R20 million is unaccounted for. These and other stories questioning things happening at the National Lotteries Commission have been in the media, including this newspaper, for more than a year … and have resulted in various legal...

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