Zondo commission witness was scared Supra Mahumapelo would kill her

Zondo commission witness was scared Supra Mahumapelo would kill her

Babadi Tlatsana, director of Koroneka Trading, testified in front of the Zondo commission and claimed that she feared for her life. According to Tlatsana, former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo wanted to kill her.

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Babadi Tlatsana, director of Koroneka Trading, testified at the Zondo commission of inquiry and said she received death threats.

Apparently, former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo would kill her if she spoke out her suspicions of corruption.

Tlatsana claims the SA Express contract she received to operate Mafikeng and Pilanesberg airports were awarded without the proper procurement process being followed.

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EWN reports that Tlatsana's company was appointed to handle ground services at the airports but she soon realised her business account was being 'misused'.

After this, she excluded SA Express manager, Brian van Wyk, from her business accounts.

However, she couldn't speak up about her worries, for fear of her life.

"I attended a funeral in Mafikeng and one gentleman came up to me and asked what I was doing there because Supra wanted to kill me because they said I ran away with the airport money."

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Van Wyk would facilitate payments to ANC politicians such as Mahumapelo and other then-ministers Lynne Brown and Dipuo Peters.

"R20 million had to go to the ministers. They had received R5 million but needed to be paid the R15 million."

Tlatsana says she gave evidence to the North West police but nothing was done that she knows of.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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