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DenelBusinessLive reports that Denel has placed its group chief financial officer, Odwa Mhlwana, on special leave pending a disciplinary process after serious claims of misconduct were made against him.  

The state-owned arms manufacturer has refused to name the "serious allegations", but said it had taken the step to allow for a verification process of the allegations against Mhlwana.  This would include interviews with his colleagues.  The process would be presided over by an independent chairperson and would be completed by the end of July.  Mhlwana’s placement on special leave comes a little more than a month after group CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe resigned following reports that he signed a questionable R1.1m bursary for former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo’s son.  Ntshepe and former Denel board chairman Daniel Mantsha were implicated in allegations of state capture in a tranche of leaked Gupta e-mails.  Mantsha resigned from Denel in March.  The parastatal indicated that its board members had received a number of serious allegations made by whistle blowers since their appointment in April.

  • Read this report by Genevieve Quintal in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Action against Denel top brass a step in the right direction, at Solidarity News

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