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DA demands Malema tender investigation

2013-02-02 13:05

Johannesburg - The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) should investigate irregular housing tenders awarded to expelled ANC Youth League president leader Julius Malema's allies, the DA said on Saturday.

"It must be probed why tenders worth R900m, as reported by the Star, were awarded against the recommendations of the bid committee by the Limpopo human settlements department," Limpopo spokesperson Desiree van der Walt said in a statement.

"It cannot be a mere coincidence that those who won the tenders, despite being disqualified by the bid committee, all have links with Malema, a close ally of MEC Clifford Motsepe."

Van der Walt said the Democratic Alliance would report irregular housing tenders to the provincial SIU on Monday.

On Friday, the Star reported that the Limpopo human settlements department had awarded multi-million rand housing contracts to companies owned by Malema's allies or benefactors despite not meeting requirements or having a history of poor performance.

According to the report, the provincial co-operative governance, human settlements and traditional affairs department ignored recommendations of its own bid adjudication committee which disqualified 18 of 55 companies when it awarded contracts worth about R900m.

Departmental spokesperson Dieketseng Diale defended the department's awarding of the contracts to ineligible firms linked to Malema, the Star reported.

"The department implemented what the bid adjudication committee recommended," she said.

Van der Walt said given the evidence at hand, the DA expected a quick and precise investigation from the SIU.

Comments
  • mike.matshaba.7 - 2013-02-02 13:24

    Whats wrong with this Malema Mafia? He wont just contest his properties auction for nothing,soon many more of his cronies will b in the dock alongside him and that includes the Godfather Mathale.

  • davy.botha - 2013-02-02 14:16

    These corrupt practises will only go away if potencial offenders realise there is consequences. @Jacob Zuma/ANC that is how you fight corruption, but we know that you are the perpetrators so no wonder that there are no real prosecutions! And in the end the majority of ANC supporters are also suffering! Idiots!!!!!!

      Alan - 2013-02-02 14:27

      A prison roughly the size of Madagascar will have to built to house all the corrupt thieves in the cANCer.

  • Sthere - 2013-02-02 14:37

    no offence, but im getting tired of the DA talking non stop about Zuma, Juju and all things ANC! What about the IFP, NFP, PAC and other parties? Why arent THEY taking as much initiative in pushing for justice? Why have they faded into the background!

      gray.braatvedt - 2013-02-02 15:31

      @Sthere: I too am getting tired of the DA exposing the ANC day after day ... Not because I'm tired of the DA doing their job, it's because there is just so much corruption, ineptitude, graft and embezzlement being perpetrated by the ANC that it can't help but being exposed. As for the other parties, there are two reasons why the DA isn't speaking about them so much. Firstly they are not as corrupt as the ANC so there is less to expose, and secondly the ANC hates competition, so whenever someone from another party shoes that they can be corrupt as well, they pounce on them and bully them out of it.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-02 16:27

      Because THEY are not the official opposition, Sthere - geddit?

      PeggySven - 2013-02-02 18:40

      @ all that have commented negatively to this gentleman's question I also would like to ask why the other small parties do not comment on and expose the fraud and corruption that is being practiced by the "Ruling" CancER party. Why is it always left to the DA to foot the bill and consequences of exposing these crooks. Please go back and read his question properly.

      pws69 - 2013-02-02 20:16

      Sthere, I honestly don't know why you got so many thumbs down. It is a very valid question.

      Sthere - 2013-02-02 23:42

      Thanks for the response ladies and gents, its obvious that most people read my question wrong.

  • thipe.kholofelo.9 - 2013-02-02 14:41

    u ill speak about our leader julius malema bt it cnt help couse he is always an truthful man viva juju viva.

      regte.boer - 2013-02-02 21:44

      You can only be an ANC supporter with your lack of brains.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-03 14:05

      Danny, spelling badly is the least of his problems. His opinion that Julius Malema is always a truthful man is truly worrying.

  • xoli.mbambo - 2013-02-02 15:09

    What about investigating Godzilla accepting dirty m√łney from the Guptas.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-02 16:29

      What about it?

      pws69 - 2013-02-02 20:17

      It wasn't dirty, that's why, moron.

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2013-02-02 15:22

    Vivian Reddy has won a 1.25billion tender under the same circumstances. DA must investigate that one too

  • difa.mashwama - 2013-02-02 15:35

    he needs to apologise to madam

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-02 16:34

      He needs to be taken out

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-02 16:34

      To dinner of course... ;)

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-02 17:03

      Maybe not to dinner then...

  • makgabo.morris - 2013-02-02 15:55

    DA is not proximity to lead the nation. What about investigating hellen zille about receipts money from gupta's family?

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-02 16:30

      Not proximity? What does that mean?

      makgabo.morris - 2013-02-02 16:46

      It mean close@killbot u misunderstood what i paste.please don't make it personal

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-02 17:06

      I know DA hasnt enough power but they are the only party who is really keeping the corrupt ANC in check, just because they are trying to curb corruption etc doesnt mean they are gunning for the ANC, if the government did what it actually promised to do without any corruption or racial hatred then they are actually doing the right thing

      makgabo.morris - 2013-02-02 17:21

      Most people like you fail to recognise small things that corrupt anc did in previous years.if some 1 from the party act maladmistration, i encourage u to blame him not the party.if now a school girl become pregnant is it her problem or school?

      regte.boer - 2013-02-02 21:47

      Makgabo you do not appear to be very clever. I know it is not your fault as you were in a A N C provided school but dammit man stop talking crap!

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-03 09:49

      It is the individual, but the problem is its most individuals attached to the ANC, and maladministration is a bit of a watered down version of corruption dont you think? Still I fail to see why you give your party 5 chances to get their house in order when they never will, second chances maybe but not five or 10

      lucky.mpoza - 2013-02-04 14:19

      I suppose regte boer is very clever...sigh. I always find it strange that if you are debating with someone and instead of making their point, they say you are stupid. I am not sure if it's because they have nothing to say or they are just telling the whole world that they are stupid

  • sifiso.sosibo.10 - 2013-02-02 16:02

    Its a looting spree possible the loot has been stashed in offshore accounts like Cayman Islands where no authority will touch it. Let's pray this trend doesn't spill over to the national government when people are facing imminent graft charges!

  • sifiso.sosibo.10 - 2013-02-02 16:11

    So the source of finance for Malema to resume construction to his Sandton bunker has been exposed? Its you sucker taxpayer! Call the guy a woodwork school drop-out but he can still outsmart taxpayers by siphoning our money from his cabbage farm retirement. I take a bow on you, Juju!

      regte.boer - 2013-02-02 21:49

      The ANC kind of a$$hole.

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-03 09:50

      So malema thieving skills is actually to be commended? Now I know why you are ok with crime and corruption

  • xoli.mbambo - 2013-02-02 16:13

    Godzilla must step down before DA looses more votes .Look what happened in WC bi- elections

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-02 16:32

      Xoli, the word is "loses". And yes, we know what happened in the by-elections. Do you?

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-02 17:07

      Burn in hell hypocrite

      lucky.mpoza - 2013-02-04 14:23

      @tersia, xoli is waay better than you. he/she speaks more than two languages and can difinitely spell very well in his/her language. I do not need to test your ignorance and ask how much of other languages besides english and afrikaans do you know? you must make your point and stopp (fix this di-sucker-ide!) playing language editor.

  • DropFrameFilms - 2013-02-02 16:17

    Mayday, I thought that it was just a joke people actually believed in this f***ing idiot. Are you seriously telling me that you honestly think that this is the man who can help facilitate positive change in this country? You people must be way more stupid than humanly possible. I didn't think people could be that dumb. Your leader??????? Hahahaha, the only place he'll lead you is down a deep dark hole where at the top he's living in a mansion probably designed by a white man and a car that was definitely designed by a white guy but he goes around making it public how much he doesn't like white people all the while screwing over his very own people, the ones he conned to get in to power.

  • michael.mckinon.1 - 2013-02-02 16:19

    I continue to be amazed at how the corrupt leaders in the country get praised by the people from who they steal!!! How blind you all are!!!

      makgabo.morris - 2013-02-02 16:34

      If u r not happy with how anc lead the coutry, u r free to take passport and flee the country

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-03 09:53

      Hey mak, why dont you make us, why should we flee, why do you support a party that does the opposite of what it is supposed to do? You vote for crime and corruption and then you say we mustnt complain? Its like saying Suing mcdonalds for maing you fat, but then again it is the person eating all those burgers

  • sthembiso.mjaja - 2013-02-02 17:00

    Good call by a DA, justice should by made because we as tax payers we need to know if those tenders were legitimatly awarded or not, really politicians should not use their political powers to get tenders because that could lead to poor developments and I hope that the probe will continue until we get the truth.

      solly.mabitsela1 - 2013-02-02 17:14

      Hope his allies(Juju)would also feel what he is already feeling cause JZ and his people wonna put him down for sure, left,right and centre. Is like they are innocent because they are in the government but surely they are worse than Juju and his allies. Indirectly they now initiate or suggest DA to propose issues on their behalf

  • johnny.august.31 - 2013-02-02 17:10

    I wonder if there was another Official opposition Party either than the DA ,What could have happened to our so called beautiful country ?My concern is that our fellow poor illiterate blacks do not understand how dangerous it is for a ruling party to be corrupt ,For me corruption is a deliberate attempt by a ruling party of the day to steal From ill-informed poor illiterate communities ,That is why u will hear them say things Like ,They cannot vote for the DA because they are afraid that their kids will never receive Child grants !

  • michael.mckinon.1 - 2013-02-02 17:17

    Makgobo - perfect example of what I mean ......... You obviously enjoy getting screwed! Well you can happily fund them I hope they leave something for you ..... Idiot!!

  • tusani.masoka - 2013-02-02 17:24

    Mhhhh!! That's so low. "illiterate blacks". These views are meant to insult us blacks neh?

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-03 08:20

      I think you'll find the poster who referred to "illiterate blacks" is a black man.

  • makgabo.morris - 2013-02-02 17:32

    Michael i think you also have seen change since anc lead the country,even thou ur action are against.what i get frm the party of my choice is freedom.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-02 21:19

      "Freedom" is all you get. What about a decent education, hospitals, housing, jobs? ANC was fine as a liberation party; it's lousy as a governing party.

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-03 09:56

      And increased crime and corruption, freedom is working well

  • herman.burger.5 - 2013-02-02 20:03

    When will they learn that it is really stupid for a crook to attract as much attention as possible?

  • sifiso.sosibo.10 - 2013-02-02 21:39

    I'm just giving credit where its due Danny McKeen 5 NO matter how we hate Malema but he blindsided us all this time by ripping us off R900million in broad daylight!

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-03 09:57

      And you think its cool when this is actually serious

  • mfanah.radebe - 2013-02-03 06:33

    Is this the only way DA can prove that they are the good ones by always on the back side of ANC,What can they do for SA if they can be in power?DA must just live politic an start a news paper,than write hole day ANC this ANC that...........

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-03 08:22

      "What can they do for SA if they can be in power?" Elect them and see...

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