- Another report has uncovered ANC family members scoring lucrative Covid-19 tenders
- This time, Ace Magashule's sons have managed to secure R2.7 million to provide the Free State with goods and services
- The former Free State Premier has denied any involvement or influence in his children's successful bids
A recent report has uncovered yet another politically connected family scoring big off of the back of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It has been discovered that the sons of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule have secured tenders in the Free State for the procurement of goods and services relating to the crisis.
In total two companies, Motheko Projects and Marvel Deeds, were awarded contracts totalling R2.7 million.
Pieter-Louis Myburgh, reporting for Scorpio, garnered this information from a provincial tender bulletin detailing the 70 businesses that were allocated R173 million in Covid-19 contracts.
The report indicates that Tshepiso Magashule denied any wrongdoing, forwarding queries to the provincial treasury.
As for the former Free State Premier himself, Magashule claims that he played no role in securing the tenders and in fact wasn't aware his sons had placed bids:
“I have got nothing to do with Free State government matters or tenders. I am out of that space. I am not close to anybody. I work with the leadership of the ANC and members of government, but I have no special relationship with anyone."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Khusela Diko and former Minister Nomvula Mokonyane's daughter had also managed to secure the bag.
Diko's husband managed to successfully bid on R125 million worth of business with the Gauteng Department of Health.
Mokonyane's daughter, whose business was only established 6 months ago, also managed to score nearly R3 million worth of business with the state.
At this stage, investigations have been launched but a common trend is that all parties involved deny any form of illicit behaviour despite close ties to high-ranking and influential government officials.
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