Limpopo education MEC received more money from contracted company

Limpopo education MEC received more money from contracted company

- Allegations have surfaced that the Limpopo MEC for Education received dubious payments from the Mvula Trust

- These payments were reportedly made to the MEC in exchange for help in securing multi-million-Rand tenders

- The Limpopo Education Department has denied the allegations, however

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New allegations have emerged that Limpopo education MEC, Ishmael Kgetjepe, received an additional R650 000 from the Mvula Trust.

This follows previous reports that the trust paid Kgetjepe R1 million in the 2017/18 year.

There are allegations that Kgetjepe was paid in order to help the trust secure a lucrative contract from the Education Department.

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The contract was for the construction of toilets in Limpopo, the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga. However, according to City Press, several contractors involved in the project have still not been paid by the Mvula Trust for their work.

One of the contractors said they were owed more than R50 000.

Despite this, a spokesperson for the Limpopo Education Department has denied the accusations that Kgetjepe received illegal payments from Mvula Trust in order to secure tenders. 

Additionally, the spokesperson said that no disciplinary action was currently being taken against Kgetjepe.

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This follows the Mvula Trust telling auditors that Kgetjepe asked for the money for the purposes of doing "constituency work".

The auditors also produced a confidential report, which included allegations that Kgetjepe requested dubious payments from Mvula Trust.

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