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How minister Bongo may have profited from dodgy land deals

A leaked forensic report shows how the minister of state security, Thomas Bongani Bongo, may have illegally benefited from money that the Mpumalanga provincial government paid for the purchase of land at Emalahleni local municipality. Bongo, (referred to in the report ...

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Give me a better job or else…

A sexual harassment victim at the Mpumalanga provincial legislature may have used the incident to blackmail the legislature speaker and secretary into giving her a job with better perks in exchange for her silence. In a letter, which was leaked to ...

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Legislature won’t investigate tender “scandal”

Mpumalanga provincial legislature secretary has, again, refused to take action against an executive manager implicated in what appears to be an illegal tender bid adjudication meeting. This, after the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) requested legislature secretary, ...

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Sex scandal cover-up claims rock legislature

After months of denial by the Mpumalanga legislature that one of its senior managers was implicated in a sexual harassment scandal, new information has emerged which confirms the allegations. In October 2016, the Mpumalanga provincial legislature spokesperson, Zamagambu Memela-Gamede denied ...

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Speaker’s car is safe to drive – panel beater

The Mpumalanga legislature may have lied in order to splurge almost R1.5 million on a new vehicle for speaker, Thandi Shongwe, after the vehicle she had been using was involved in an accident. In a statement issued in September 2016 ...

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EFF accuses IEC of electoral fraud 

  The Economic Freedom Front in Mpumalanga has accused the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) of running an “illegal election” results capturing centre in Hazyview. EFF leader in Mpumalanga says that his organisation’s party agents alerted him to the ...

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Mbombela stadium corruption case collapses

Kaizer Chiefs manager, Bobby Motaung, and five co-accuseds are now free men after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) declined to prosecute them. This means that all fraud and corruption charges in the R1.2 billion 2010 Mbombela world cup soccer stadium ...

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Mandela memorial ghost haunts SA deputy minister

The ghost of Nelson Mandela’s two memorial events that the Mpumalanga provincial government paid for but failed to take place has come back to haunt South African deputy minister for rural development and land reform Candith Mashego-Dlamini. On March 20, ...

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Premier’s office at pains to produce R3 million Mandela video

Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of a R3 million video that Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza’s office paid for using taxpayer’s money as part of the province’s R70 million memorial services for late former President Nelson Mandela. According to information that Ziwaphi ...

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Mandela memorial scandal: R4,5m paid, but for what?

langa premier’s office authorised the payment of R4,5 million to Carol Bouwer Productions (CBP), for an unidentified service as part of the province’s R70 million splurge for the late president Nelson Mandela memorial services in 2013. This follows the revelations ...

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