Treasury procurement officer, Kenneth Brown, says financial institutions have confirmed that there were no suspicious transactions and cash deposits made into his account around the payment of two properties.
Yesterday National Treasury announced that Brown resigns end of December after 19 years serving at Treasury.
Hawks are currently investigating allegations regarding the payment of two properties. Special advisor to Minister of Communications Mzwanele Manyi had said he has a copy of a dossier that supports claims against Brown.
We have even assessed all our bank statements. And we are quite comfortable that maybe some people don't need to be taken seriously.— Kenneth Brown, Treasury procurement officer
Brown says his resignation has nothing to do with allegations against him or challenges in his job.
He says the Office of the Chief Procurement Office was established to put in place preventative measures to ensure efficiency in the system and prevent corruption.
This job is a fairly controversial one. You are bound to have people who are not happy with the direction you are taking.— Kenneth Brown, Treasury procurement officer
98% of people are very excited about the work the Office has been doing now.— Kenneth Brown, Treasury procurement officer
In September last year I had a chat with the then Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene, I indicated to him that I'm turning 55 soon, and I think it's time for to look for other paths of things to do. We agreed at the time that I should leave in March.— Kenneth Brown, Treasury procurement officer
But then we had PG coming as Minister of Finance, there was a bit of work to be done, so I stuck around a bit.— Kenneth Brown, Treasury procurement officer
I have been approached by a number of public sector companies to come and work for them.— Kenneth Brown, Treasury procurement officer
Brown says he will join Standard Bank as the head of Public Sector.
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