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.
Femicide is on the rise in South Africa, with Statistics South Africa reporting that the murder rate for women increased drastically by 117% between 2015 and 2016/17. The number of women who experienced sexual offences also jumped from 31 665 in 2015/16 to 70 813 in 2016/17, which is an increase of 53%. These are […]
Police have confirmed the deaths of two people in a knife attack at a Malmesbury mosque in Cape Town, in the early hours of this morning. “Provincial detectives are currently combing the scene for clues following the stabbing to death of two people at a mosque in Malmesbury early this am,” said the police in […]
Democratic Alliance (DA) statement: Gauteng Health Department pays R7.4 million to fishy ambulance company by DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC – Jack Bloom MPL
The Gauteng Health Department has paid R7.4 million to Buthelezi EMS, a controversial ambulance company that is being investigated concerning alleged overcharging and tender irregularities in the Free State and North West provinces. According to a written reply by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature, although there was no […]