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How official may have abused taxpayers’ money to buy underwear, jeans etc.

Men’s underwear, designer jeans, jerseys and striped shirts, are some of the items that a manager in the Mpumalanga provincial legislature allegedly bought using the tax-payers’ money. An investigation by Ziwaphi has uncovered how a Mpumalanga provincial legislature senior manager ...

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How the deputy president fooled Mpumalanga people

2012 - The year he promised construction was starting.

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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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Video: We found the elusive cultural hub

This is the Creative Industries and Cultural Hub that cost Mpumalanga over R200 million.

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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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“This thing doesn’t look like Mandela”

  When Mpumalanga premier, Refilwe Mtshweni, unveiled the province’s first Madiba statue, I received a Whatsapp message accompanied by a picture: “This thing doesn’t look like Mandela”, read the message. As an artist myself, I sympathised with the sculptor, because ...

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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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“MY MOTHER IS DEAD, I WANT TO SEE HER”

WATCH VIDEO “My mother is dead, I want to go and see her.” These were the words of a five-year old boy after witnessing her mother being allegedly stabbed by her boyfriend. The 21-year-old Mpumalanga law student, Treasure Ndlovu, survived ...

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