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joburgcityThe Star reports that a jobs and tender for pals scandal has rocked the City of Johannesburg’s finance department, casting a dark cloud over the Democratic Alliance (DA) administration's clean governance undertaking.  

Allegations have emerged that the member of the mayoral committee (MMC) for finance was “enriching his friend” by facilitating access to lucrative tenders.  Seth Mukwevho, who is currently the department’s group head of treasury, “irregularly” received a two-month contract of over R190 000, allegedly due to his long-standing relationship with the finance MMC Professor Rabelani Dagada, according to sources in the department.  An unnamed finance official said Dagada “put pressure on the bid evaluation committee” to select Radongo, despite his lack of experience   But after the two-month contract ended at the end of June, Mukwevho was appointed as a director in the finance department, allegedly also due to Dagada’s influence.  Dagada referred questions on Mukwevho’s alleged “improper appointments” to Ishwar Ramdas, the city’s acting group chief financial officer, who promised to answer the questions, but did not do so.

  • Read this report by Khaya Koko in full at The Star

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