Pursue Letebele probe, DA urges

2013-01-16 20:04
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Johannesburg - 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 R53m contract to On-Point Engineers 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 spokesperson 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 R53m contract to On-Point Engineers, 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 Engineers.

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

Read more on:    on-point engineers  |  julius malema  |  lesiba gwangwa  |  ntau letebele  |  polokwane  |  tenders
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