DA wants Supra Mahumapelo investigated over dubious R100 million deal

DA wants Supra Mahumapelo investigated over dubious R100 million deal

- The DA wants Supra Mahumapelo to be charged following a suspicious R100 million game reserve deal

- The deal involved animals being delivered to a company with close contacts in the ANC

- The North West local government has since condemned the deal

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The DA has asked the Special Investigating Unit to investigate a dubious game reserve deal which involved both Supra Mahumapelo and Job Mokgoro, the current North West premier.

Reportedly, several animals, including 130 buffalo and 50 white rhino, were delivered to a game breeding company. The animals are estimated to have been worth roughly R100 million in total, according to The South African.

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However, the company involved is alleged to have shady connections with the ANC via tender contracts.

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As a result, the DA maintains that it was a conflict of interest for the North West government to strike the deal with the company, which is called South African Rare Game Breeders Holdings.

Mahumapelo was premier when the deal was signed. While the local government has since distanced itself from the deal, the DA claims that no legal action has been taken against those involved.

Additionally, others have claimed that the deal had a negative effect on local farmers, who lost out an the opportunity to contribute animals to the deal. 

The DA's premier candidate in the North West, Joe McGluwa, has expressed optimism that the Special Investigating Unit will take action soon.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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