DA calls for an urgent investigation into allegations of Sedibeng top officials soliciting R1 million bribe

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng is calling on the Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Lebogang Maile to urgently investigate allegations that Sedibeng top officials solicited a R1million bribe from Mafoko Security Patrols PTY (LTD).

DA Emfuleni North Constituency Head, Kingsol Chabalala said the DA has a letter written by the Mafoko Security Patrol Regional Manager, Kgalaleo Frank Machete, dated 24th September 2020 addressed to the late Sedibeng District Municipal Manager, Stanley Khanyile.

It is alleged that on 20th April 2017, some officials held a meeting with members of Mafoko Security Patrols at Vereeniging Airport and then solicited a bribe of R1 million from Mafoko Security Patrols.

“The officials agreed with Mafoko Security Patrols that the money will be paid back during the existence of the contract that Mafoko Security Patrols had with Sedibeng District Municipality. Mafoko Security Patrols allegedly paid R800 000, 00 to Motsoaledi Makhutle and Kajal Wiese, the money delivered in two tranches of R500 000.00 and R300 000.00 in cash on two different dates. Said Chabalala.

He further said should it be found that these allegations are true, “all the officials involved must face severe consequences of their actions and Mafoko Security Patrols should be blacklisted from doing any business with the government.”

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