Pursue Malema ally probe: DA

Comment on this story


Ntau Letebele jan 16

INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

Limpopo roads and transport head Ntau Letebele, under an internal investigation over a multimillion rand tender, has resigned from the department. File photo: Dumisani Sibeko

Limpopo - A corruption probe into Limpopo roads and transport head Ntau Letebele should continue despite his resignation, the DA said on Wednesday.

“The investigations into the awarding of a R53 million contract to On-Point Engineering must continue, to ensure that individuals who were involved in the awarding of the tender face the full might of the law,” Democratic Alliance spokeswoman Meisie Kennedy said.

“The former MEC for the department Pinkie Kekana must step down with immediate effect as the MEC for economic development, environment and tourism, for the role she played as the executive authority in this matter.”

Limpopo transport spokesman Joshua Kwapa said Letebele handed in a resignation notice dated January 10.

“I confirm that he (Letebele) resigned and that the MEC has accepted his resignation. His last day of work was yesterday (Tuesday), after he requested to be let go early.”

The resignation followed the announcement of an investigation into the department's awarding a R53 million contract to On-Point Engineering, that allegedly partly benefited former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

Malema's business partner Lesiba Gwangwa is chief executive of On-Point.

In October, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found Letebele's conduct in respect of the awarding of the bid to On-Point “improper, and constituted maladministration”.

Madonsela found the department unlawfully awarded tenders to On-Point Engineering.

She found On-Point and Malema benefited improperly from the contract. - Sapa


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory