Alliance partners differ on Public Protector’s findings on Mabuyane graft allegations

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In a report tabled on October 8, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane made an order for the Hawks to pursue an inquiry into allegations that Eastern Cape Oscar Mabuyane renovated his house with funds to the tune of R450?000 while he was MEC of economic development. Photo: Masi Losi/The Times/Gallo Images
In a report tabled on October 8, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane made an order for the Hawks to pursue an inquiry into allegations that Eastern Cape Oscar Mabuyane renovated his house with funds to the tune of R450?000 while he was MEC of economic development. Photo: Masi Losi/The Times/Gallo Images

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The two Eastern Cape tripartite alliance partners – the ANC and the SA Communist Party (SACP) – differ on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s findings on the involvement of Premier Oscar Mabuyane in the misuse of funds intended for the memorial service of struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 2018.

In a report tabled last Friday, Mkhwebane found that Mabuyane and Public Works MEC Babalo Madikizela, who is also provincial treasurer for the ANC, fraudulently benefited from a R1.1 million tender linked to the memorial service.

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