What’s in City Press: Eskom’s R2 billion fraud; ANC also unhappy with political gathering ban

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City Press | February 28 2021
City Press | February 28 2021

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SIU claims back money for substandard PPE

In the rush for personal protective equipment (PPE) last year, some provincial governments were supplied with material that was not compliant with requirements.

Some of the companies got paid regardless, while others are still agitating to be paid. Now at least 30 companies which supplied non-complaint PPE have been served with summons to appear before the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) Special Tribunal as the state tries to claw back some of the money.

Eskom’s R2 billion fraud

More than R2 billion was milked from Eskom in the past three years in a scheme that allegedly involved ghost suppliers and well-placed company officials, a preliminary forensic report has claimed.

I Blew It and now want to blow it

A recent participant in the TV show I Blew It is under arrest on a charge of attempted murder following an incident on Friday. Some of the circumstances of the case regard what he spoke about in the show.

Bongo lashes ANC comrades

After being acquitted on bribery charges, ANC MP Bongani Bongo has hit out at his ANC comrades and the National Prosecuting Authority, saying the charges were deliberately instituted by his opponents. He also used the occasion to critique the ANC’s step aside rule, saying it was being used to purge political opponents.

ANC also unhappy with political gathering ban

After the EFF demanded that President Cyril Ramaphosa lift the ban on political gatherings, City Press has established that even within the ANC there is a similar push as the party prepares for local elections.

Mpumalanga’s R12 billion in irregular, fruitless and unauthorised expenditure

As Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane tries to tighten her grip on political power in the province, the office of the Auditor-General has presented a damning report indicating that the closing balance of unauthorised, irregular and fruitless expenditure in the province’s departments and state-owned totalled R12.2 billion.

Khanyi Mbau’s beau is a fugitive

Zimbabwean police have confirmed that Khanyi Mbau’s new boyfriend Kudzai Terrence Mushonga, whom she has been proudly parading, is wanted in the country in connection with allegations of fraud.

Why Johanna Mukoki is looking so swish

Been wondering why business travel guru Johanna Mukoki has a spring in her step and is looking like her old model self? Well, according to the grapevine she has allegedly cancelled a very important institution in her life.

King Dalindyebo back in the drama

This was a very dramatic week for Abathembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who was slapped with an interim court order while a warrant of arrest was also issued against him for failure to appear in court.

Moja Love faces allegations of plagiarism

The TV station is facing fresh allegations of plagiarism after two people claimed that the station stole their idea and implemented it without crediting them.

Back to enforce rules and order

Former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe and former ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa are back from the wilderness of the ANC with fresh responsibilities to tackle some of the party’s current headaches.


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