EduSolutions denies Malema link

2012-09-22 17:08
Julius Malema (File, Sapa)

Julius Malema (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - There is no link between a warrant for the arrest of former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema and EduSolutions, the company said on Saturday.

Executive director Mateli Mpuntsha said he was surprised by a report linking Malema to a corruption investigation into a tender awarded to the company in 2010.

"EduSolutions refutes any alleged professional or personal relationship with Mr Malema and would like to emphasise that it has never been approached by the anti-corruption task team in relation to this matter," Mpuntsha said in a statement.

According to an unsourced report in the Weekend Argus, the warrant for Malema's arrest was linked to EduSolutions and that more warrants - for Limpopo education officials - were expected in the same case.

Malema is expected to appear in a Polokwane court next week.

The City Press reported on Friday that Malema faced charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud relating to his Ratanang Family Trust and its share holding in On-Point Engineering, a company that allegedly made millions from Limpopo government tenders.

EduSolutions was the company tasked with supplying textbooks to Limpopo schools. It has been embroiled in controversy arising from the late delivery of the textbooks this year.

- SAPA
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