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southafricalogoTimesLive reports that a public works employee, Jayshree Pardesi, will on Thursday get the chance to defend herself against accusations that she unfairly and incorrectly awarded contracts to a company to do upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.  

One of the 10 so-called “Nkandla fall guys”‚ she is currently facing charges by her employer.  Her disciplinary hearing started in Durban on Wednesday.  Pardesi is accused of illegally awarding a contract to Moneymine Investments 310 CC‚ a company that built Phase 1 of Zuma’s R246-million rand home.  Pardesi‚ national director of key accounts management‚ was part of the bid adjudicating committee that procured‚ approved and awarded the tender to Moneymine in one day‚ on 1 June 2010.  A witness for the department testified on Wednesday that the bid committee awarded the contract without following correct processes.

  • Read this report by Nathi Olifant in full at TimesLive
  • See too, Nkandla 'fall guy' tells her side of the story, at The Mercury

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