Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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23 Aug 2021
5:33 pm

Joburg’s Covid corruption-accused CEO Helen Botes back at work

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Joburg mayor Jolidee Matongo has confirmed Helen Botes resumed her duties last week despite the Covid-19 corruption cloud hanging over her.

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Corruption accused CEO of the Joburg Property Company (JPC) Helen Botes is back at work after her second suspension lapsed without a single charge being laid against her by the employer. Botes' return comes despite the release of a Special Investigative Unit (SIU) report which says she may be guilty of financial misconduct in her handling of a series of Covid-19 deep cleaning contracts which were expediently issued from March last year. Johannesburg mayor Jolidee Matongo has confirmed Botes resumed her duties last week, despite the Covid-19 corruption cloud hanging over her. Matongo has told The Citizen he is disappointed...