SImnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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29 Apr 2021
3:45 pm

JPC board wants ‘corrupt’ CEO back despite SIU corruption report

SImnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Five senior employees including CFO Bhamjee and CEO Botes may be guilty of financial misconduct, according to the SIU

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The Joburg Property Company (JPC) board has asked for the suspensions of CEO Helen Botes and CFO Imraam Bhamjee to be lifted, despite the two being fingered in a Special Investigative Unit (SIU) investigation into financial misconduct and corruption at the company. This stems from the awarding of Covid-19 deep-cleaning contracts worth nearly R19 million to four service providers, apparently at inflated prices. The Citizen has seen documents showing that Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo and acting city manager Floyd Brink have received the report. Despite this, The Citizen understands that Mkahubo was in discussions with the JPC board this week...