Issue 1379 - 19 May 2020

HEADLINES IN THIS ISSUE

  • ANC welcomes investigation of alleged corruption ‘implicating’ state printing works CEO
  • Limpopo prosecutor bust after allegedly accepting bribe to make a case 'disappear
  • Second damning report emerges from ex-CEO alleging abuses by Safa president Danny Jordaan
  • SIU broadens probe into water department after corruption allegations against Sisulu’s adviser
  • Push for Mabuyane to act against transport MEC
  • And more...

ANC welcomes investigation of alleged corruption ‘implicating’ state printing works CEO

In a statement on Saturday, the ANC study group on home affairs said Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi had made them aware of a preliminary investigation into allegations of maladministration and corruption at the Government Printing Works implicating the acting CEO, Alinah Fosi. The Citizen- 16 May 2020 - Click here

Limpopo prosecutor bust after allegedly accepting bribe to make a case 'disappear

The Hawks have arrested a Thohoyandou prosecutor for corruption, after he allegedly demanded a bribe from an accused. The 48-year-old prosecutor, who operates from the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court was arrested on Friday, Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said. News 24 - 16 May 2020 - Click here

Second damning report emerges from ex-CEO alleging abuses by Safa president Danny Jordaan

The contents of a 71-page‚ 30‚000-word report‚ which TimesLIVE is in possession of‚ allegedly addressed by former CEO Mumble to the Safa national executive committee (NEC)‚ claims gross abuses of the office by Jordaan and that under the president “Safa is reversing all the democratic gains it has made over the past two decades”. Times Live - 16 May 2020 -Click here

SIU broadens probe into water department after corruption allegations against Sisulu’s adviser

According to the allegations contained in sworn affidavits by suspended chief executive of Eastern Cape’s Amatola Water Vuyo Zitumane and her counterpart in Limpopo’s Lepelle Northern Water, Phineas Legodi, Mdekazi put pressure on them to appoint the company Empowering Water Solutions (EWS) to do sand abstraction, a process whereby water is abstracted from river sediment. City Press - 17 May  2020 -Click here

Push for Mabuyane to act against transport MEC

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has been backed into a corner, with calls for him to act against transport MEC Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe with regard to the use of a lodge owned by her daughter as a quarantine facility. Daily Dispatch - 18 May 2020-Click here

Mask suppliers fined R1.7mil for inflating prices by over 900%

Two major South African companies supplying masks have agreed to pay R1.7 million to the Competition Commission for charging excessive prices in breach of COVID-19 regulations. Eyewitness News - 17 May 2020 - Click here

DRC: Vital Kamerhe, top aide to DRC president, on trial for corruption

Vital Kamerhe, Tshisekedi's chief of staff, is accused of embezzling funds for a government infrastructure programme. He has been in custody since April 8 and will go on trial on Monday with two other defendants, a Lebanese businessman and another presidential official. Aljazeera- 12 May 2020 -Click here

Angola: Attorney General Office Clarifies Isabel Dos Santos Case

In a note that ANGOP had access Wednesday, the Public Ministry highlights that the civil process occurring in the Angolan courts is included the information of the Angolan Embassy to Japan stating that the mentioned passport copy was under investigation by the Migration and Foreigner Services (SME). All Africa - 14 May 2020 - Click here

Neuroscientists Think They've Found a Previously Unknown Form of Neural Communication

Scientists think they've identified a previously unknown form of neural communication that self-propagates across brain tissue, and can leap wirelessly from neurons in one section of brain tissue to another – even if they've been surgically severed. Science Alert - 16 May 2020 -Click here