Sisa Consulting speaks

2008-04-18 00:00

THE consultation company reportedly owned by the husband of Dr Busi Nyembezi, the former head of the Health Department, which is at the centre of a corruption controversy, have denied any wrongdoing.

Pedal Trading 175 (Pty) Ltd, also known as Sisa Consulting, have said recent reports in the media are false.

Sisa Business Development director Nomathemba Sithole said the company has been damaged by the events and reports surrounding the falling out of Health MEC Peggy Nkonyeni and Nyembezi.

“Sisa has been maligned, has had its reputation impugned, and has been subjected to [an] … inquiry, but prevented from receiving a copy of the … report,” said Sithole.

“Our only source … of the conclusions of the report has been snippets in the print media. No one here can make sense of it,” she said .

Sithole denied that Sisa was started by Nyembezi, or that Sisa was formerly known as Harambe.

“The driving force behind Sisa Consulting is myself and I got involved in the consultancy in response to a request by the MEC [Nkonyeni] … to make myself available as a caretaker of the office of Harambe should Dr Nyembezi agree to apply for the post of head of department.”

She said she did not know Nyembezi beforehand.

“When Dr Nyembezi contacted me in late 2005, we met to discuss how the Harambe infrastructure could be maintained should Harambe go into dormancy during the absence of Dr Nyembezi.”

Sithole said she was never asked to run Harambe, but was asked to take over the infrastructure and retain the staff.

Sithole said Nyembezi’s husband, whom she called only Mr Sibeko, works out of Harambe’s offices buying or forming new companies.

“Using a shelf company, Mr Sibeko arranged for Sisa to be utilised as the entity to contract services.”

Sithole added that the two Sisa partners are people of high ethical standards and that Sisa strictly follows legal processes for procuring work.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.