South Africa deputy president rejects corruption allegations against him as investigators arrest 11 people for fraud

1,011FollowersFollow

The South African Deputy President David Mabuza has rejected corruption allegations against him, following the arrests of 11 people who worked with him between 2011 and 2012 in the Mpumalanga Province.

“Whilst the Deputy President confirms that the reported alleged events fall under the period that he was serving as the Premier of Mpumalanga, he would like to categorically deny any involvement and condemn any attempt to drag his name in any form or capacity into the criminal conduct under investigation,” his office said in a statement.

“The Deputy President is not aware of any investigation on him as alluded to in the media, but would co-operate with law enforcement agencies should there be questions that need his response as a person who was responsible for the Province at the time, as the Premier of Mpumalanga. The Deputy President does however, welcome the progress made on the Special Investigating Unit’s investigation into the Mpumalanga human settlements land procurement issue.”
 

“We welcome progress that law enforcement agencies continue to make in the fight against corruption,” said Mabuza.

Read full statement below

“The Office of the Deputy President has noted the media coverage on the arrest of about 11 people, including a current serving Member of Parliament, Hon. Bongani Bongo for alleged fraud that is said to have taken place during 2011 and 2012 in the Mpumalanga Province.
 
“Whilst the Deputy President confirms that the reported alleged events fall under the period that he was serving as the Premier of Mpumalanga, he would like to categorically deny any involvement and condemn any attempt to drag his name in any form or capacity into the criminal conduct under investigation.
 
“The Deputy President is not aware of any investigation on him as alluded to in the media, but would co-operate with law enforcement agencies should there be questions that need his response as a person who was responsible for the Province at the time, as the Premier of Mpumalanga. The Deputy President does however, welcome the progress made on the Special Investigating Unit’s investigation into the Mpumalanga human settlements land procurement issue.
 
“We welcome progress that law enforcement agencies continue to make in the fight against corruption,” said Deputy President David Mabuza.
 
“Finally, the Deputy President appeals to the public to allow the law to take its course without hinderance, and should extend their support to our law enforcement agencies in carrying out their work by providing them with any evidential information that they might be aware of in order to expedite the investigation process.
 
“As stated before, the fight against corruption as we embark on the reconstruction and recovery of the economy remains central to the work of this Administration.”
 

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

Biden announces foreign policy and national security team, including Blinken as Secretary of State, Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security and Kerry as envoy on climate

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced key members of his foreign policy and national security team, including Antony Blinken as Secretary of State;...

U.S. calls for independent probe into massacres in Tigray region in Ethiopia

The United States government on Thursday called for an independent investigation following massacres in the Tigray region in Ethiopia.The United States said the investigation...

Trump campaign files appeal after Judge called legal claim in Pennsylvania “Frankenstein’s Monster” before dismissing it

President Donald Trump’s legal team on Sunday filed an appeal to a federal judge’s ruling that dismissed his campaign's effort to block the certification...

President-elect Joe Biden’s national security and foreign policy team praised as experienced and historic choices

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced key members of his national security and foreign policy team on Monday, including Antony Blinken as Secretary of State;...

Linda Thomas-Greenfield: “America is back. Multilateralism is back. Diplomacy is back.”

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who has been nominated by President-elect, Joseph R. Biden Jr., to serve as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, on...

Ethiopian forces set to take Tigrayan capital, as many fear mass civilian deaths

The Ethiopian military said late on Friday that government forces were set to take control of Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray, even as...

Sex-bombing the continent: Africa’s most popular nude dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, deported from Zambia

Zodwa Wabantu, Africa's most popular nude dancer, has been deported from Zambia where she was due to perform.The government believed her lewd performance in...

Joe Biden will need to strengthen ties with Africa, says Navy SEAL admiral McRaven

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will need to "play the long game" by strengthening ties with the rest of the world, including the continent...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court allows state to complete certification of Biden win

The Supreme Court in Pennsylvania on Saturday allowed the state to complete the certification of its presidential vote won by President-elect Joseph R. Biden...

Biden announces additional COVID-19 advisory board members

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday announced new members of the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.The team of leading public health experts is helping...

Hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped as Ethiopian war planes bomb Mekelle, Tigray’s regional capital

Hundreds of thousands of civilians were trapped on Saturday in Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, which came under "heavy bombardment."Aid workers...

Trump wasted $3 million in Wisconsin recount only for Biden to gain 132 votes, President could have donated the money to food bank

President Donald Trump seems to have wasted $3 million for recounts in two counties in Wisconsin, with President-elect Joe Biden gaining more votes.The...

Ethiopian forces set to take Tigrayan capital, as many fear mass civilian deaths

The Ethiopian military said late on Friday that government forces were set to take control of Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray, even as...

What African Union envoys discussed with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia over escalating conflict in Tigray

The African Union has released a communique detailing what its envoys discussed with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia over the raging conflict in...

Joe Biden will need to strengthen ties with Africa, says Navy SEAL admiral McRaven

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will need to "play the long game" by strengthening ties with the rest of the world, including the continent of Africa, William Harry McRaven, a retired United States Navy four-star admiral, said on Sunday.Speaking on "ABC This Week", Admiral McRaven, who last served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command from August 8, 2011, to August 28, 2014, under President Barack...
error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Share
Tweet
WhatsApp
Pin
Share