Nohlanhla Patience Mnisi, and an ANC benefactor have been linked to the
controversial dismissal of a municipal manager.
Izak van der Walt’s company Pasqua Africa has courted a handful of
controversies in other Mpumalanga municipalities over the past few years.
Malalane, was fired last month for financial irregularities after a two-year
battle with the ANC-led council.
– whom Shabangu had accused of paying R1.8 million to Sithole Computer Services
for work it did not do – to be given indemnity if she testified against the
who does work for the party and donates to it.
Sinamandla Consulting, which received a R2.7 million payment authorised by
Mabaso even though it had allegedly failed to deliver on its job of managing
municipal infrastructure grant projects worth R44 million.
challenging my unfair dismissal.”
that his company’s name was at the centre of the controversy.
feet in ensuring that certain civil servants implicated in corruption were
brought to book because Mnisi and his customary ex-wife, Ruth Funi Silinda, have
business interests in those departments.
because he did not know “personal and private” details about the premier or his
wife’s business interests.
they were an autonomous sphere of government.
in controversies with its appointments in Ehlanzeni district municipality’s
R205 million building, but also in the Nkomazi and Thaba Chweu (Lydenburg)
took an 80% stake in the company in 2005.
of documents implicating Pasqa Africa or Van der Walt with irregularities in the
2003, the Ehlanzeni district council took a resolution to investigate Van der
Walt after a company he represented, Likusasa Development CC, overclaimed on a
capacity building and training project for councillors. Van der Walt said he was
justified in this because additional work had been done. Like Sinamandla,
Likusasa shares offices with Pasqa Africa.
» Ebony Forensic Services found that Pasqa Africa
was irregularly appointed for a R1.5 million capacity building project in
Nkomazi municipality, and that personal interests of certain politicians in the
company’s contract encouraged the breach of procurement policies.
» Auditors KPMG found that Pasqa Africa’s
appointment for a municipal management support programme in Thaba Chweu in 2001
was questionable as the company overclaimed by R270 000 and did not meet all of
its contractual obligations.