Public protector has cleared David Mabuza's name of R70m complaint

Public protector has cleared David Mabuza's name of R70m complaint

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane cleared David Mabuza, ANC Deputy President, of two complaints against his name. One of the complaints is linked to a R70m Madiba memorial service costs complaint.

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ANC Deputy President, David Mabuza, was cleared of 2 complaints against him.

Public Prosecutor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has apparently found Mabuza innocent of wrongdoing in a complaint related to a memorial service for late Nelson Mandela and another complaint related to the irregular purchase of luxury vehicles.

The first complaint claimed that in 2013, Mabuza's office appointed service provider Carol Bouwer Productions improperly in the organisation of a Nelson Mandela memorial service.

A total of R70 million was believed to have been spent on the service, but Carol Bouwer Productions received only R40 million.

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Mkhwebane did not find Mabuza guilty of any irregularities in this case, as there was no evidence, reported SowetanLIVE.

However, she did find that the appointment of Carol Bouwer Productions was irregular.

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The second complaint claimed that Mabuza's office was involved in the purchase of luxury vehicles.

The vehicles were reportedly worth R5 million and included an Audi A8, BMW X5 and Range Rover Vogue.

In this case, which Mkhwebane also found to be irregular, it was found that Mabuza was not involved.

"The allegation that former premier David Mabuza was involved in the procurement of his official vehicles is not substantiated."
"There was, therefore, no violation of the code by the former premier [Mabuza] in the procurement of the vehicles in this matter."

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