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joburgcitySowetanLive reports that the head of the City of Johannesburg's anti-corruption unit, General Shadrack Sibiya, allegedly accepted iPhones, VIP tickets and Louis Vuitton bags in a jobs-for-pals scandal.  

The allegations surfaced as a senior member in Sibiya's unit is facing suspension for allegedly soliciting bribes from a lawyer in exchange for giving her a job in one of the city's entities.  Adv. Nombulelo Mahanjana, the unit's director of legal and prosecutions, has until Wednesday to explain to the city why she should not be suspended following allegations that she solicited money from businessman Serge Cabonge, in return for giving his then live-in girlfriend a job.  Lawyer Zimasa Dangwana, who was allegedly irregularly appointed to become part of Johannesburg Property Company's legal team, has claimed that Sibiya facilitated her appointment - including taking her CV from Cabonge.  But, Sibiya refuted these claims on Tuesday.  When approached for comment, Cabonge said he paid Mahanjana and her colleague R10,000 after they purported to be recruitment agents who would ensure that Dangwana secured employment in the city.  However, Dangwana said Cabonge had given Sibiya expensive bags bought overseas, and that Mahanjana played no role in her appointment.  Nthatisi Modingoane, the city's spokesperson, denied that Sibiya played a role in Dangwana's appointment.

  • Read Tankiso Makhetha’s full report on this story at SowetanLive


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