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EFF to report free-spending MEC to Ramaphosa after R230 000 cellphone splurge

Economic Freedom Fighters will report Mpumalanga’s MEC for culture, sports, and recreation to president Cyril Ramaphosa after she splurged R231724,93 on her cellphone in just three months. This was after Mpumalanga premier Refilwe Mtsweni refused to accede to the EFF’s demands to ...

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Ziwaphi article an attack on government, Mncwango

On 28 September 2018, the print edition of Ziwaphi published an article, “How The Deputy President Fooled Mpumalanga for Eight Years,” following months of investigation of two infrastructure projects, the High-Altitude Training Centre at Emakhazeni and the Creative Industries Cultural Hub ...

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Graphic: How DD did it

In 2011, the deputy president of the Republic of South Africa, David Mabuza, while he was premier in Mpumalanga province, made a promise to construct a sports academy, which later changed its name to the High-Altitude Training Centre, at Emakhazeni ...

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The adviser who got R21m, for a half done job

One of the mysteries of the HATC and the Creative Cultural Hub is the appointment of a company for what the department refers to as the “transactional advisor” or at times also referred to as a “transaction advisor”. During the ...

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Legislature’s Mwale joins the “untouchables” league

Mpumalanga provincial legislature secretary is fast becoming one of the province’s untouchables as corruption allegations against him pile up without the prospects of any consequences.  A scathing auditor-general report and corruption cases opened against Mpumalanga legislature Secretary, Linda Mwale and ...

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Legislature, PWRT mum over multi-million contract

Both the Mpumalanga provincial legislature and the department of public works, roads and transport have failed to explain how two contracts worth over R15 million for the partitioning of offices and refurbishment of committee rooms in the legislature building were ...

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IT magnate rejects “free” R5 million, gets death threats

A brave Johannesburg businessperson refused R5 million in exchange to being part of an arranged “joint venture” to siphon money from the Mpumalanga provincial legislature. The owner of Sarafusion (PTY) LTD, known only as Mr B Musaruwa, is an expert in ...

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Legislature justifies Speaker’s R50 000 Christmas hotel bill

The Mpumalanga provincial legislature has defended its decision to splurge almost R50 000 of taxpayers’ money on former Speaker, Thandi Shongwe’s unexplained stay at a luxurious hotel during the 2015-2016 festive season. Spokesperson for the Legislature, Zama Memela-Gamede, confirmed that ...

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Premier’s Office won’t report thief

The Office of the Premier has admitted that a fraud perpetrator is still in the employ of government, and that they will not report him to the police. In response to a media enquiry following an investigation by Ziwaphi, premier’s ...

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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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