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Corruption probe into ‘own comrades’ slated

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Pinning its hopes on an independent investigation into the alleged multimillion-rand Covid-19 Mpumalanga scandal, the Democratic Alliance (DA) yesterday said it was sceptical about Premier Refilwe Mtsweni’s probe into her own comrades.


24 Aug 2020
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Corruption probe into ‘own comrades’ slated

The DA’s Jane Sithole. Image: Lowvelder.

Alerted by the DA into allegations of a widespread coronavirus procurement graft, Mtsweni announced the launch of an internal probe – a development DA Mpumalanga leader and MPL Jane Sithole described as “investigating own comrades”. Implicating several government departments, the report which Sithole has handed over to Mtsweni and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), has illustrated how “government departments are being milked dry”. “A recent provincial procurement disclosure report for the first quarter of 2020-2021 released by the provincial treasury, shows just how the purchase of surgical masks, thermometers, tablets, food parcels and branded umbrellas became a breeding ground for Covid-19...

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