Protector fingers Malema on tenders

2012-10-10 15:14

Pretoria - Tenders awarded to On-Point Engineers by the Limpopo transport department were unlawful, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Wednesday.

"The awarding of [the] tender by the department to On-Point was unlawful, improper and constituted maladministration," she said in Pretoria.

She found On-Point and former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema benefited improperly from the contract.

Malema's business partner Lesiba Gwangwa is chief executive of On-Point.

Madonsela presented her findings in a report on corrupt practices in Limpopo entitled: "On the Point of Tenders".

Madonsela found the department did not follow proper guidelines in awarding the tender.

"It is mind-boggling that the stark differences between the bid document and the tax clearance certificate did not disqualify On-Point or present a red flag regarding the possibility of tender fraud," she said.

She received three complaints in July 2011 and decided to investigate the allegations that the department of roads and transport awarded the On-Point tender corruptly.

Also under scrutiny were claims that Malema used his political position to influence the awarding of tenders by the department and the Limpopo government in general.

She also investigated whether Malema's Ratanang Family Trust and/or Malema benefited improperly from the tender awarded to On-Point.

The total amount paid by the department to On-Point in terms of the contract at the end of June 2012 was R43 868 900.


Madonsela said she found the awarding of the tender was unlawful after perusing documents relating to its procurement, interviewing officials, and consulting the National Treasury. Relevant laws and records were also analysed.

The bid presented by On-Point in respect of the project management unit (PMU) tender deliberately and fraudulently misrepresented the profile, composition, experience and therefore the functionality of the company.

It was claimed that On-Point was an established and experienced operation with management teams and professional staff that complied with the requirements of the request for proposal.

But at the time of the bid, the company had existed for only a month, and had no employees, or several of the purported key management and staff.

"The conduct of the head of the Limpopo roads and transport department, Ntau Letebele, in respect of the awarding of the bid to On-Point, was improper and constituted maladministration," Madonsela said.

The conduct of On-Point as PMU of the department to enter into agreements with Mpotseng Infrastructure, Baitseanape Consulting Engineers and HL Matlala and Associates respectively constituted corrupt practices as envisaged under section 12 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004.

On-Point entered into "back-to-back" agreements in terms of which it received, or was supposed to receive, payments from contractors for designs which it had drawn for projects it was contracted to manage and supervise.

"The shareholders of On-Point, including the Ratanang Family Trust, benefited improperly from the tender that was awarded to On-Point."

Madonsela ordered Letebele to take steps to cancel the PMU tender.

She said the State Attorney should institute legal proceedings against On-Point and shareholders who benefited from the PMU tender to recover money to which the department was entitled.

  • nishan.sitlu - 2012-10-10 15:16

    Was there ever any doubt?

      sean.carbutt - 2012-10-10 15:20

      This is going to play out like that scene from V -For vendetta. All the little domino blocks are lined up, it will just take one block to fall and then gone, the lot of them

      Divvy - 2012-10-10 15:21

      It is a pity they don't investigate more tenders. Although this is good news, it does smell of a Zuma plot because he isn't canning the rest of the ANC thieves, including himself.

      tim.gordon.5011516 - 2012-10-10 15:27

      Surprised he has time to steal given all the time he spends talking cr&p.

      Kawasaki1985 - 2012-10-10 15:29

      Bill Clinton – I did not have sex with that woman Malema – I did not benefit from any tenders Ja. No. Fine.

      Rob.Trianglem - 2012-10-10 15:33

      He will in some way still get off. Its the cANCer way!!!

      riad.mahomed - 2012-10-10 15:35

      Forgive me for saying, when I read the headline, “Protector fingers Malema on tenders” for a second I thought this had some sort of sexual connotation in this story……….lol…….

      bloulig.brigadeer.3 - 2012-10-10 15:36

      We know this Thuli... What we want to know is when he is going to be locked up.

      Willie - 2012-10-10 15:42

      There you have it guys

      taetjo.mathabatha - 2012-10-10 15:47


      tgif.wtfaw - 2012-10-10 15:53

      Adds a whole new meaning to " Grosse point blank"

      michael.i.wright - 2012-10-10 16:09

      No doubt at all but when I read the headline I do admit to dreaming of how nice it would be if our public protector was a guy called Captain Hook.

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-10-10 16:20

      sjoe thuli i hope you wore rubber gloves with razor blades on on the tips, i also hope you went deep enough to cut floyds jugular

      ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-10-10 16:21

      Stay tuned for the imminent statement of denial

  • nrgx.nrg - 2012-10-10 15:18

    arrest imminent?

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-10-10 15:26

      pity he didn't learn how to use a hammer and chissel properly at school, it could have got him out of jail

      gxarha.vambane.3 - 2012-10-10 15:28

      there will be no such these people hate malema very much that they try to put a stigma on his name in whatever way possible

      gxarha.vambane.3 - 2012-10-10 16:16

      lets wait till they come up with a tangible proof that Malema has influenced the awarding of the tender and if he really knew that On-point was established in 2009 before he put his cash on as a shareholder then they can convict my fellow limpopian...

      anette.smith.16 - 2012-10-10 16:28

      Vambane... Do you not comprehend English? What part of he benefitted illegally do you not understand???

      natasha.dewet.5 - 2012-10-10 16:31

      to gxarh, R43 868 900 paid to On-Point. Eish, you a slow one ne!

      handy.andy.3990 - 2012-10-10 16:37

      gxarha.vambane.3 - clearly you dont pay any taxes and dont care that your hard earned moeny gets p!ssed away like this.

      hein.huyser - 2012-10-11 07:30

      @ gxarha.vambane.3. no hate for the person, just what he did. But every dictator and thief has mindless followers that are jealous because they missed the free-for-all-honeypot which is actually meant to uplift your grannie and kids from the slumps, but you choose to steal it instead. Sies man. Dinosaur

  • UncleShep - 2012-10-10 15:21


  • arthurenlouise.tarr - 2012-10-10 15:22

    LOL!! There you go FATMAN!!

  • - 2012-10-10 15:22

    *YAWN* Please tell us something we DO NOT KNOW!!!

  • Erna - 2012-10-10 15:22

    No surprise there - now they need to prosecute the premier and his cohorts.

  • Giyangethambo - 2012-10-10 15:23

    that will have to be proven in court, innocent until proven guilty.

      Andrea - 2012-10-10 15:31

      Thuli will not make those statements without proof. Now piss off please. Clearly you are a whatnot.

      sarecen.smith - 2012-10-10 15:34

      a believer till the end hey? do you relise by paying more for corrupt tenders, your kids and you get less for your buck than you had hoped for? or is that to complex for you to understand?

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-10-10 15:35

      floyd is going to be so heart broken soon he will be the b!tch of a prison b!tch.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-10 15:44

      His real problems are starting now, December is too far away to save him. He will probably taken to the cleaners.

      Giyangethambo - 2012-10-10 15:48

      Thuli Madonsela is not a court of law, she just make recommendations. the matter still needs to go to court. are you guys fortune tellers? assuming Malema is guilty.

      gary.guy.507 - 2012-10-10 15:59

      Unfortunately that does not apply in the "court of public opinion". I am afraid Mezi and his ANC cohorts cannot stop prosecution and judgement in that court.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:11

      No doubt it will be proven. Have you read the report? Hy kan maar sy tassies pak. And while he's at it, he can forget about medical parole.

      handy.andy.3990 - 2012-10-10 16:41

      @Giyangethambo - do you want to take a guess how he got rich so quickly? Hard work? I dont think so. Someone probably told him a trust protects you and can't be tracked.

      ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-10-10 16:41

      @Giyange The evidence sounds pretty sound and extensive as it stands. So unless its magiced away Juju will be dealing with another tender problem - his tender rump in prison.

      luke.dekoker - 2012-10-10 18:34

      Giyangethambo, I wish my employees are so loyal!! your boss is going down and it is time for you to go and look for another thief to work for.

      alwyn.vantonder - 2012-10-10 20:34

      @Giyangethambo.. OFCOURSE you would think that Malema is innocent! Maybe you should go back to school so that you can learn HOW TO READ! The article said: there IS PROOF that your buddy, Malema, is guilty! There's no-one as blind, as the one who doesn't WANT to see!

      jacqui.c.baumgardt - 2012-10-10 22:15

      no court needed. The Public Protector has spoken.

      hein.huyser - 2012-10-11 07:37

      HAHAHA, it's already proven.

      John - 2013-01-16 15:37

      Economic. Free. Dom

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-10-10 15:24

    Of course, Young Julius will scream from the roof tops that he has done nothing wrong and that it is politiacl interference and that Zuma is responsible (and involved) etc, etc, etc....

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-10-10 15:50

      But that won't help him with the evidence , the founding of on point was a scam to get a tender that they could never be qualified for, in China heads would have rolled by now except in SA thieves are adored by the inherently corrupt...they vote for each other and love to blow smoke out each others ar&$es. We are a systemically corrupt nation with adoring sycophants of the corrupt. When JM goes on trial the sycophants will take their children out of school and bus them to the trial, there will be overnight vigils for this corrupt thief......and then when it's over they will return home to their shacks and misery.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:11

      Yes. That's typical ANC mentality. "We did nothing wrong."

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:12

      Only his loyal idiot followers will believe it's a political conspiracy. The stories have been going around since BEFORE he and Zuma had their fall out. But yes, I agree, they will blame the conspiracy.

  • attie.gerber.1 - 2012-10-10 15:24

    then malema only gets charged for money laundering. what a joke or shall i say a disgrace that they can steal money like this and gets away with it. so much for this idiot malema saying i am fighting for the poor and worst of all they belief him

  • al.jarreau.370 - 2012-10-10 15:25

    Come ON the right..get the loot back and sent JuJu and company, where they belongs..PAPA WAG VIR JA !!

  • tim.brink.1238 - 2012-10-10 15:27

    15 years for Juju?

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-10-10 15:38

      One feinting spell and he'll be out. Sad but true.

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-10-10 16:04

      @TSB001- I truly wish so, but my gut feel tells me that this crook will also be let off the hook, IF Montlantle takes over. Havent we seen this happen too often amoungst The Govt buddies?

      Synomore - 2012-10-10 17:13

      True thats why he is pushing kgalema to be president he knows he'll pardon him smart move or he might do a shabir and selebe drama

  • 0001000ghost - 2012-10-10 15:27

    R43 868 900 van ons geld jou bliksem!!

      george.slade.161 - 2012-10-10 15:55

      You aint seen Nothing yet --This is the tip of the Iceberg .

      carl.fourie.9 - 2012-10-10 21:49

      There is just no end to this criminal element phenomenon in the ANC and it's alliences. When is it going to end. They are just too short sighted realizing how much damage they are causing and it appears to be a acceptable norm amongst them to steel as much they can whilst in power

  • Kawasaki1985 - 2012-10-10 15:28

    Bill Clinton – "I did not have sex with that woman" Malema – "I did not benefit from any tenders " Ja. No. Fine.

      Synomore - 2012-10-10 17:44

      Ja she gave him bl*w job yet denied malema too he deny he says its a donation people can just donate mlns for what? Luck him lol

  • sean.odonnell.1466126 - 2012-10-10 15:29

    Will he ever see jail time...? I doubt it. Even if convicted and sentenced, his stalwart brethren will still not comprehend any wrong doing on his part.

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-10-10 16:11

      Sean- sadly I have to agree with you. Nothing will come of this case! Whats new!

  • mzondistanley - 2012-10-10 15:30

    Malema , You are a PUBLIC DISGRACE ignorance is no defence!! YTou are a Habitual and un repetant Thug , How can you cry fowl yet you are the one Creating Illegal Billionaires in Limpopo!! Lack of School is no excuse for Public Insults or machination of Revolution on false ground!! You are indeed a Shameless Tenderpreur. Mind you now you on the Spot with On-Point Engineering!! You have to prove your self innocent in a Court of Law!! Stop the Lot on Innocent Miners You are indeed a Hypocrit!! Not a Politician.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:13

      Beautifully stated.

  • melanie.gardner.7528 - 2012-10-10 15:33

    sies! you bloody fat ugly agent!!!

  • rheinhard.silima - 2012-10-10 15:34

    hey u so caled madonsela dnt play wth our mind,if u knew law why ddnt u charge him longtym,u also wasting our tax,shut up nd do da job

      jay.reede - 2012-10-10 15:46

      Some tax should be wasted on your spelling education.

      Amandlawhereto - 2012-10-10 15:47

      Just a quick question, just how much of your tax has the public protector wasted?

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-10-10 15:49

      who has our "mind" today?? we know who doesn't have it

      Andrea - 2012-10-10 15:55

      rheinhard.silima, I can see you are the (very) end result of our beautiful Dept. of Education, for free n' all n' all. You are proof that you get what you pay for, pity your pal spent so much money on chicken wings and none on your education.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:14

      Hasn't wasted a cent. Because it's the Public Protector's JOB TO PROTECT PUBLIC MONEY BY CATCHING ANC THUGS LIKE THESE. I can already smell some ANC policy resolution to get rid of the Public Protector.

      rheinhard.silima - 2012-10-10 16:21

      malema never steal anything they gave him,dat boy jst got an oportnty so he used it,jst like evry 1 in da world

      rontheogre - 2012-10-10 16:37

      Rheinhard, so if you owned a Ferrari and left it unlocked with the keys in the ignition, can I just take it? Can you take stock from BAT when the doors are left open, or do you "take the opportunity"? And regarding Madonsela playing with your mind, she does not have the time, tweezer or microscope to play with yours.

      rheinhard.silima - 2012-10-10 16:47

      @ Ronald then u caught me, bt if i pass then i find hard cash under the bridge i wont compromise

      rontheogre - 2012-10-10 16:56

      The difference is, Malema knew where the money came from. If a person can prove that he is the legal owner of the money under the bridge(eg money lost after a robbery or the back door of a transito truck is left open, as had happened to me, and yes, I took the money box to the SAPD) you will legally have to return it. Morals and actions define the person.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-10 17:36

      @rheinhard ~ What's your story boy? Were you a street kid with no love and no education? It's quite clear that the Fatboy is your hero and you're busy crying because he's been exposed for the piece of filth that he is. Strange thing is that this is what we've been telling you for years already but your brain is so full of tik that you couldn't listen.

      mlungisi.mwelase.9 - 2012-10-10 18:08

      Youar secönd name which is SILIMA says it all about you, for those who dont know what it means, it means fool or stupit.

      christopher.collings.9 - 2012-10-11 01:03

      silimi eish e e e e e e woodweks ne mamparra

  • darryl.scott.77770 - 2012-10-10 15:34

    Daai blinde sambok hy slaan hard.

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-10-10 15:34

    Can't wait for Malema to rot in jail and hopefully get proper prison treatment from other prisoners!!!

      andries.lisiba - 2012-10-10 15:50

      Viva malema viva u r our nxt president

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-10-10 15:58

      is there an embargo on using to many vowels in comments that isn't cmmn knwldg ??

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-10-10 16:00

      Why, is there a prisoners union of which he can be president?

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:14

      Yeah, except he won't become president after 27 years. Because unlike his predecessors, he won't repent.

  • andrew.surtees1 - 2012-10-10 15:35


      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-10-10 15:38

      He is going to be President shortly. President of prisioners golf club

  • Jaco Liza Venter - 2012-10-10 15:35

    Eish i cant believe!I told you Caster his a women!

  • FeZ14 - 2012-10-10 15:35

    Intriguing indeed

  • shavhanieric.netshifhefhe - 2012-10-10 15:37

    I do not know whom to support,Zuma neither R203m

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-10-10 15:47

      shame, if only there was another choice that didn't involve corrupt cANCer candidates? now don't go hurting yourself having to do a bit of thinking about other options

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-10 17:38

      Support anyone that is not cANCer. Therein lies your problem. cANCer and everything and everybody connected to it is nothing but pure corrupt filth. Why is it so hard for you to figure this one out?

  • Andrea - 2012-10-10 15:38

    And how much of that loot will be recovered? Not a cent, it's all spent already. Most gratifying to see them fall, one by one. The very laws they signed into place are the laws pulling them back down to earth. Wonderful. A pity though that they are so soon replaced by others bearing the same empty promises while keeping both eyes on the money.

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-10-10 15:38

    Good riddance Fatboy!

  • SirFGrumpy - 2012-10-10 15:38

    Silly boy Julius, you thought with a std 3 education you had one more years education that Jacob and that made you a rocket scientist. Let there be no doubt now, YOU ARE A THIEF!

  • jay.reede - 2012-10-10 15:38

    Mandonsela for President !!!!!!!!!

  • Rob Allen - 2012-10-10 15:39

    good news for a change

  • andrew.surtees1 - 2012-10-10 15:40

    arrest the bastard please, get this done with!

  • AmuKelani Davey Nwandzule - 2012-10-10 15:40

    I bet if de public protector can investigate every deprtmnt in Mzansi she can come out wth smthng evrytym, sum1 mst investigate her u'll c wat m talkng abwt.

      andrew.surtees1 - 2012-10-10 15:47

      you need a new keyboard or a serious education!

      Andrea - 2012-10-10 15:59

      Here you go, a e i o u, all for you, no charge. You can use them all over and over again, much like your Zu screws the taxpayers.

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-10-10 16:02

      Just another sycophant of the corrupt.

      andrew.surtees1 - 2012-10-10 16:04


      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:22

      She's just doing her JOB. May I remind you that the ANC was the "movement" to campaign for a public protector since it DID NOT EXIST under the "evil white regime"? You wanted it. You just don't like that its biting you in the ass. Much like free press. Complained for 30 years how the "evil white regime" oppressed the press. Now that they can expose thugs like those in the ANC, you guys don't like it. Much like the judiciary. When parliament COULD veto court rulings in the eighties, the ANC was the one that objected. Now that the SAME COURTS find the ANC and its viruses guilty so often, now you guys don't like it. Can't have it both ways. Rather stop voting entirely than continue voting for a 20th century "movement".

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-10 17:41

      AmuKelani is too dof to see what the common denominator is. Shame, it must be hectic to live in a world of no comprehension.

      mark.bredenkamp - 2012-10-11 11:01

      Hey Guys, he's not that bad, he managed to spell investigate right!

  • Tshephangsithole - 2012-10-10 15:47

    This country is corrupt, investigate anyone you'l see. Its all about power

  • dave.nutter.75 - 2012-10-10 15:48

    And they ONLY wake up now.

  • andre.burrows.92 - 2012-10-10 15:49

    After this is over Julias can refer to himself as a struggle veteran and a political prisoner

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:24

      Except he lacks the good intentions.

  • lemohang - 2012-10-10 15:50

    The person who pened the headline of this story better have good lawyers The public protector at no point said Malema was involed in this . She just said the shareholders of the company benefited improperly from it . ( which still needs to be tested in the court of law ). If I were him I would sue it's easy money

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-10-10 15:55

      ja almost as easy as giving yourself a big fat tender, chop!

      Moi - 2012-10-10 15:58

      "She found On-Point and former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema benefited improperly from the contract." You obviously missed this little sentence in the article.

      kevin.moxham.3 - 2012-10-10 16:06

      Lemi - comon - juju is share holder and he benefitted unlawfully - read the whole statement - the real question is how does an uneducated young man like Juju get the millions to feed his life style - cars, houses, parties ect ect....... ? Please inform me of how this is possible ..?

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:25

      You CLEARLY HAVE NOT READ THE REPORT. Start READING for a change. It's because you don't read, that you keep voting these thugs into power. HERE'S A LINK FOR YOU:

      pierre.flyadvertising - 2012-10-10 16:34

      Wake up and smell the pap

  • jonathan.dutoit2 - 2012-10-10 15:53

    WTF is up with the headline?

      tommy.ancell - 2012-10-10 15:56


  • tommy.ancell - 2012-10-10 15:54

    When they are in danger of being exposed they make sure to eliminate the person before he dose any harm.\r\nBravo for doing your job but I say hands of Juju so that he may expose all your corruption.

  • sheik.mohammad.378 - 2012-10-10 15:55

    She is the only one that seems to know of any wrong doing.

  • Michael - 2012-10-10 15:56

    Malema is in trouble, once you are found to have broken the law by Thuli Madonsela, and Motlanthe is not likely to win in Mangaung, then you should get worried. This fatboy is getting 15 solid jail sentence i tell you.

  • gerald.nchabeleng - 2012-10-10 15:56

    Why republish such an old storyW

      LongSword - 2012-10-10 16:19

      That's why i don't read what the papers write, it's all jus a game.

  • kevin.moxham.3 - 2012-10-10 15:57

    Do the right thing Comrade Juju - give back the money that was not yours....!

      george.slade.161 - 2012-10-10 15:59

      The Money --she are a gone !

  • Jaco Liza Venter - 2012-10-10 15:59

    I Julius PLS crack this code S03d

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-10-10 15:59

    Madonsela fingers Malema? Huh?

      dickenseze - 2012-10-10 16:19

      Now this is de man who is going all out compaigning fr mine workers rights en accusing de President of de Republic of being corrupt en persecuting him.The king maker malema who is trying hard to remove Zuma en replace him wih his home boy Kgalema Motlanthe,this proves hw this bastard accumulated all de wealth that he has @ de moment within a very short space of time as de Ancyl President.

  • BoyvandieSuburbs - 2012-10-10 16:00

    Vat hulle Thuli, ek laaik jou kwaai

  • John - 2012-10-10 16:02

    Can the Ratanang trust too while you are at it. It was created to defraud!

  • Khayoh Mfiswah - 2012-10-10 16:02

    Hail Thuli Madonsela. Uyena kuphela la emzansi owazi into ewrong. I lyk dis woman. 15 yrs fr Malema.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:26

      Well said.

  • Ryan - 2012-10-10 16:03

    If you've done wrong in SA, Thuli will eventually get you

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:27

      Thuli is probably the best thing thas has happened in this country since 1994. Watch how the ANC scrambles to pass some resolution to get rid of this obstacle in their path.

  • juan.botes.75 - 2012-10-10 16:04

    Kry vir jou!Hoop jou poeper is met vaseline gesmeer

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:27

      Janee. Hulle gaan vir hom wys waar die wortels begrawe word in die tronk.

  • civil.moabi - 2012-10-10 16:05

    hands off our president she is failing to investigate 750 corruption charges agaist shower man

      Deon de Lange - 2012-10-10 16:24

      dont worry, civil, his day of reckoning will come one day.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-10 16:06

    im not suprised, malema is zuma's product, enough said lets wait for the court date.

  • manamela.moshe - 2012-10-10 16:20

    The department should pay not the company.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-10-10 16:28

      BOTH should pay. BOTH broke the law.