Denel CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe has resigned from the arms manufacturer. Ntshepe’s resignation comes after leaks that Denel gave North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s son an R1.1-million bursary to become a pilot. It was reported at the time that Denel had bent the rules to suit Supra Mahumapelo’s son. Oarabile Mahumapelo missed the Denel cut-off date to apply for a bursary and regardless of this, a bursary of R1.1-million was approved for him to study. It covers tuition fees, flying, accommodation, food, and laundry for the 17 months of the successful course. To worsen the situation, it was at an institution not permitted for funding by the government. Defence and aviation are not on the list of authorised study fields. Zwelakhe Ntshepe purportedly signed the contract. Denel confirmed that Mahumapelo’s son was one of three students from three provinces. Michael Kgobe is appointed as an interim CEO and head of aeronautics by Denel’s board. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan wants Denel to investigate a bursary given to the North West premier’s son.
Collins Ndlovu: Cape Town: The arrogant move by the Democratic Alliance to terminate Patricia De Lille membership is like conceding an own goal, the party has been helped by the former Cape Town Mayor to govern the city. Patricia De Lille is one of the long-serving politicians in South Africa and has helped the Democratic […]
Democratic Alliance (DA) statement: Gauteng Health Department slow to act on the wasteful R500m contract by DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC – Jack Bloom MPL
The Gauteng Health Department has not yet concluded an investigation into an R500 million data storage contract with Telkom that it admits was totally unnecessary. Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature that there is an ongoing investigation and “fieldwork is currently being conducted across […]
Police Minister Bheki Cele says those who are charged with the responsibility of dealing with corruption, must rise and do their work. “I am tired of police officers who do not serve the people. Every energy we have must be used to fight corruption,” he said on Friday. The Minister was speaking at the launch […]