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The City of Joburg may have turned a blind eye to EFF corruption - amaBhungane

29 November 2018 8:05 PM
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EFF
Julius Malema
Economic Freedom Fighters
Herman Mashaba
Corruption
Daily Maverick
amaBhungane
Micah Reddy
Tender
Mahuna
Afrirent
Matsobane John Phaleng
tenderpreneur
tenderpreneurs

Bruce Whitfield interviews Micah Reddy, an investigative journalist at amaBhungane and Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba.
FILE: EFF leader Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

Rumours are flying that Herman Mashaba’s DA-led City of Johannesburg handed authority over lucrative tenders to the EFF in a deal to get the city’s budgets passed, says Micah Reddy, an investigative journalist at amaBhungane.

What we do know for sure, according to Reddy, is that before winning a massive deal from the city, fleet firm Afrirent paid R500 000 to Mahuna, a company fronted by Julius Malema’s cousin and used as a “slush fund” for the EFF and Malema.

Of five bidders that went through final scoring, Afrirent scored the lowest by a wide margin.

It was awarded the work at a fee of R1.26 billion.

Malema’s cousin, Matsobane John Phaleng, sole director of the company to which Afrirent made the payments, claimed it was for services rendered but would not, or could not, name the services when asked.

Click here to read Reddy's far more detailed account for Daily Maverick (entitled "Firm that won R1bn Joburg fleet contract paid Malema-EFF ‘slush fund’").

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Reddy and Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba.

Listen to the interviews in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

We can show quite clearly that the tender process was manipulated… The EFF link here is clearly very strong… The timeline of this is intriguing…

Micah Reddy, amaBhungane

To relate it to the budget process… in terms of negotiating with the EFF, this matter of tenders was not part of the discussion… I invite any independent investigators, the city will fully cooperate…

Herman Mashaba, Mayor of Johannesburg

It’s an insult to me and our coalition partners… We do everything possible to run a clean government…

Herman Mashaba, Mayor of Johannesburg

We want the media to hold us accountable… I want them to do their work…

Herman Mashaba, Mayor of Johannesburg

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29 November 2018 8:05 PM
Tags:
EFF
Julius Malema
Economic Freedom Fighters
Herman Mashaba
Corruption
Daily Maverick
amaBhungane
Micah Reddy
Tender
Mahuna
Afrirent
Matsobane John Phaleng
tenderpreneur
tenderpreneurs

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