Limpopo - Limpopo roads and transport head Ntau Letebele, under an internal investigation over a multimillion rand tender, has resigned from the department, according to a report on Wednesday.
The tender allegedly partly benefited former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.
The New Age reported that Letebele handed in a 24-hour resignation notice on Monday.
“We can confirm that the head of department has tendered a resignation letter and we have accepted it,” department spokesman Joshua Kwapa told the newspaper.
The resignation came days after the announcement of an investigation into the awarding of a R53 million contract to On-Point Engineering.
In October, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that the conduct of Letebele in respect of the awarding of the bid to On-Point, was “improper and constituted maladministration”.
Madonsela found tenders awarded to On-Point Engineering by the department were unlawful.
She found On-Point and Malema benefited improperly from the contract.
Malema's business partner Lesiba Gwangwa is chief executive of On-Point. - Sapa