State capture inquiry witness flees the country after death threats

State capture inquiry witness flees the country after death threats

- A witnesses who detailed corruption involving an SA Express contract has fled South Africa

- The witness, Babadi Tlatsana, claims to have been threatened and intimidated

- Previosuly, Tlatsana had said that Supra Mahumapelo would "kill her" if she testified

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A witness who gave evidence before the Zondo Commission has fled the country.

The witness, Babadi Tlatsana, said that she did so because she had received death threats.

Tlatsana is the director of Koroneka Trading and had testified regarding a a dodgy contract involving SA Express.

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According to the Sunday Times, Tlatsana had told the inquiry how SA Express manager Brian van Wyk had "hijacked" the company in order to steal millions and siphon the money off to various ANC-linked individuals. The company did so after it received a R51 million contract with the airline, in violation of proper protocols. 

Fin24 has since reported that Tlatsana claims to have been threatened and intimidated since she appeared before the Zondo Commission.

Additionally, Tlatsana's lawyer says in a new affidavit that suspicious people have been seen loitering outside her house and inquiring about her whereabouts. It is also alleged that on one occasion some of these people attempted to break into her home.

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This is not the first time Tlatsana has expressed concern over death threats. Previously, she claimed that former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo would "kill her" if gave evidence of the corruption that took place in the province.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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