AfriForum laid a charge of corruption at the SAPS. This follows the Gauteng government awarding an unlawful contract to the IT company In2IT, with which Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education, has close links.
AfriForum expresses its concern over Lesufi’s close ties with Tshepo Mokoena, one of In2IT’s directors. Mokoena would have benefitted directly from the contract that was unlawfully awarded by the Gauteng government.
Another In2IT director, Memme Maria Siyo, is employed by the State Security Agency according to recent records. Government’s code of conduct prohibits any state official from doing business with government.
The company Bahwiti of Dawid Mogashoa, chairperson of the Swallows (the same club of which Lesufi is the president), also has a contract with government to provide it with vehicle tyres.
AfriForum hopes that a comprehensive police investigation will shed more light on the serious questions that arose about the tender that was awarded to In2IT, and that those who acted unlawfully are brought to book.