Premier David Makhura says all officials implicated in corruption linked to BOSASA will be held accountable. The Provincial Government in Gauteng has terminated R600 million worth of contracts with the controversial company.
For 15 years the government in Gauteng has done business with BOSASA, however this has come to an end, according to Premier David Makhura.
According to SABC News, R600 million worth of contracts between the provincial government and the infamous company have been terminated.
Makhura warns that no stone will be left unturned in the pursuit of justice, promising that all officials who attempt to avoid prosecution by resigning will be dealt with.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier in 2019 that revelations at the Zondo Commission had exposed BOSASA in bribing officials, allegedly to the tune of millions a month.
Makhura has reportedly instructed the Provincial Ethics Advisory Council to look into other contracts which may also be linked to BOSASA.
The Gauteng Premier revealed that officials have been attempting to resign in an effort to avoid prosecution, but there was no place for them to hide:
“Sometimes officials do wrong things and decide to resign, they think that if they leave they go work in another municipality, in another province or even in a national government they think it is done. I have said that’s no longer the case, if we are to deal seriously with corruption any of the officials and i am not suggesting there is but we’ve got to satisfy ourselves."
The inquiry resumed its work today, with an official from Denel taking the stand to testify to his version of events.
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