Ace Magashule's ex-secretary scored millions for CCTV cameras tender

Ace Magashule's ex-secretary scored millions for CCTV cameras tender

- One of Ace Magashule's secretaries received more than R100 million worth in tenders

- These contracts were for CCTV cameras, among other services, many of which do not work

- The contracts were awarded while Magashule was Free State premier

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One of Ace Magashule's former secretaries, Deena Pillay, earned more than R100 million from the Mangaung Metro in return for providing CCTV installations, among other services.

These are the allegations made by an attorney on Wednesday who chose to remain anonymous. 

Pillay had served as Magashule's secretary during the 1990s, while the current ANC secretary-general was Free State MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation.

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Pillay's company, TAD Consultancy Services, received several government contracts from 2009 to 2011, according to News24. These include contracts for installing CCTV cameras and access control. During that time, Ace Magashule was the Free State premier.

One of these contracts expired at the end of 2016 and another in June 2018.

In total, these amounted to R200 million worth of contracts. However, the majority of the cameras installed as part of these projects currently do not work. 

However, Pule Mabe, the ANC spokesperson, has said that Magashule was not responsible for Pillay receiving these contracts, according to Netwerk24.

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These are not the first dubious payments linked to Magashule. Between 2006 and 2009, Magashule was in business with Rajesh "Tony" Gupta

Records indicate Gupta-owned company, Sahara Systems, paid at least R100 000 to Magashule and Gupta's business, has gathered.

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