Mantashe fires worker who gave investigator access to his farm

Mantashe fires worker who gave investigator access to his farm

- A state capture investigator says that Gwede Manatshe fired one of his employees after the employee invited him onto Mantashe's property

- The investigator was there to inspect security upgrades reportedly installed by Bosasa

- Mantashe claims that the investigator lied to the employee in order to gain access to the property

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ANC national chairperson, Gwede Mantashe, reportedly fired one of his employees after she gave a state capture investigator access to their farm in Elliot, Eastern Cape.

The investigator, Patrick Mlambo, told the Zondo Commission that he asked the Mantashes not to sack the employee.

Mantashe, however, disputes this, saying the employee was not fired, but was rather forbidden from allowing strangers onto the property in future.

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Mlambo visited the Mantashe's farm in part due to allegations that Bosasa installed security upgrades to the property, according to IOL.

The company is accused of bribing several senior government officials by supplying them with expensive security installations at their homes, among other gifts.

He says that the Mantashes were deeply unhappy that he had visited the farm, and that they told him that they had dismissed the employee who invited him onto the property.

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Mantashe has also accused Mlambo of breaking into his Cala house and trespassing on the property. He also claims that Mlambo misled his employee in order to gain access to the Elliot farm.

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Mlambo, however, maintains that he was merely doing his job and did not do anything illegal, has learned.

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