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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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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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“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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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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Dodgy heads of department busted

The MEC for finance and economic development and tourism has accused heads of departments in Mpumalanga province of abusing government policy to mismanage funds allocated to departments. Kholwane decried that HODs budget for specific items, knowing very well that they ...

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I want to die – says patient after neglect at hospital

WATCH VIDEO Every patient’s wish when he or she gets to hospital is to be healed and to improve their longevity. After all, the dictionary describes a hospital as an institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people. ...

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Speaker’s blunder mars appointment of first female premier

A series of blunders by the speaker of the Mpumalanga provincial legislature, Thandi Shongwe, spoiled what should have been a historic moment on the appointment of the province’s first female premier in 24 years. Shongwe’s spokesperson, Malusi Mbatha, blamed the Office ...

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