South Africa is cutting ties with the infamous African Global Operations group, formerly known as BOSASA. Justice Minister Michael Masutha confirmed in a statement that the evidence put before the Zondo Commission was sufficient to warrant decisive action.
Justice Minister Michael Masutha has confirmed that not only will contracts with BOSASA be cancelled, but all large-scale projects will be reviewed.
This comes after numerous testimonies before the Zondo Commission implicated the company in ground-breaking illicit activity, with several high-ranking government officials fingered in the process.
In the statement, Masutha had confirmed that opposition parties have been granted their wish:
“In light of the testimony made at the Zondo Commission, the Department of Correctional Services made an undertaking that all large-scale contracts would be reviewed,”
According to Reuters, BOSASA has been served with a 30-day notice to cancel contracts. Seven nutritional services contracts, feeding nearly 46 000 inmates, have been served with plans in place to maintain services.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane, had announced plans to take the state to task, should nothing be done about the numerous allegations of widespread corruption, fraud, money laundering and more.
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