Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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26 Aug 2021
6:54 pm

Covid corruption: SIU to recover R19 million, NPA to decide Jhb officials’ fate

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

COJ has appointed attorneys to help the JPC board execute the recommendations of the SIU report, while criminal charges also loom.

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The City of Joburg has initiated disciplinary processes against the Joburg Property Company CEO Helen Botes and other officials, while the group could also face criminal charges over alleged corruption involving Covid-19 cleaning tenders. The municipality has appointed a firm of attorneys to assist the JPC board in executing the recommendations of the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) Report into the allegations against the senior officials. The firm is currently collating and analysing possible evidence and a senior Counsel is also on board to work with the law firm. The board had first suspended the CEO in September 2021, and again...