Fraud-accused lands job

2010-02-01 00:00

CO-ACCUSED in the Indiza corruption trial, Pamela Bosman-Zulu, has landed herself a contract with the Eastern Cape Gambling & Betting Board.

Speaking to The Witness yesterday, Bosman-Zulu confirmed that she will be joining the board, as a financial management consultant, with immediate effect, after the deal with the board was sealed last week.

Bosman-Zulu, former chief financial officer for the KwaZulu-Natal Treasury and the Education Department, will be joining KwaZulu-Natal businessman Jabulani Mabaso in the docks at the Pietermaritzburg High Court in May.

They face allegations of corruption, forgery, fraud and money laundering, arising from the awarding of a tender to Mabaso’s company, Indiza Infrastructure Solutions (Pty) Ltd, to act as an agent to supply books and stationery to schools in the province.

Bosman-Zulu said the contractual terms of her association with the Eastern Cape Gambling & Betting Board involve a period of four months.

She said she will be making arrangements with the board to attend her trial in Pietermaritzburg in May. “Any employee who has to appear in court makes arrangements with their employer. I don’t see it as an issue.”

In a column to be printed in the Daily Dispatch today, investigations editor Eddie Botha writes that Bosman-Zulu’s contract with the Eastern Cape Gambling & Betting Board was announced recently in an e-mail, which was circulated among staff members.

The Witness’s Ingrid Oellermann wrote last year that the crimes Bosman-Zulu and Mabaso are accused of were allegedly committed between 2005 and 2007.

The charges concern allegations that, over an 18-month period, Indiza invoiced the department for services rendered for the amount of R479 290 587,97 for stationery that had been supplied by African Spirit, a company that was allegedly created by Mabaso and which allegedly supplied stationery to Indiza at inflated prices.

The goods were in turn supplied to the department

Bosman-Zulu is out on bail of R30 000.

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