DA lays charges against Mahumapelo over ‘dodgy’ R1m son’s bursary

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The Democratic Alliance will on Tuesday through their Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone lay charges,Picture: Twitter

The Democratic Alliance on Tuesday through their Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone laid charges of fraud and corruption against North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo over the R1-million bursary offered to his son.

The DA also laid the same charges on Denel CEO, Zwelakhe Ntshepe who is alleged to have signed off R1.1 million Denel bursary for Mahumapelo’s son without following due process.

The action by the DA follows reports that Mahumapelo’s son was studying for his aviation qualification on a bursary paid for by Denel.

The bursary allegedly paid for Mahumapelo’s son flight classes, accommodation, meals and laundry costs.

“These allegations seem to point towards a violation of Sections 50 and 51 of the Public Finance Management Act (PMFA), and if they are proven to be true Ntshepe and Mahumapelo could face a fine or possible jail time,” the DA said in a statement.

Following the reports, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has intervened for Denel board to initiate an investigation into the matter.

Denel was alleged to have “bend the rules” to offer Mahumapelo’s son the bursary.

 

-TNA Reporter

 

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