BISHO - New Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane on Wednesday vowed to clear his name after reports that he had received undue benefits relating to the upgrade of his home at Bunkers Hill in East London.
Mabuyane and his ANC colleague Babalo Madikizela were accused of benefiting from payments made to businessman Lonwabo Bam by the Mbizana Local Municipality for work that Bam’s plant hire company had not done.
Madikizela was the MEC of Human Settlements, and has since been re-elected as an MPL in the provincial legislature.
According to reports, Mabuyane is alleged to have received undue benefits.
According to the Mail & Guardian, Madikizela received a Bentley Bentayga which retails for about R4 million, while an East London draftsman named Allan Morran who revamped Mabuyane’s house was paid from the same account.