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postoffice thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) has provided the reasons for the suspension of its acting group CEO, Lindiwe Kwele, saying it had received a whistle-blower’s report containing serious allegations including conflicts of interest and irregular extensions of contracts.  

It was reported earlier in the week that Kwele, after just four months in the role, and the head of the supply chain management division, Mothusi Motjale, were placed on suspension with full pay as of 4 December.  Sapo gave more details on Wednesday regarding the allegations against Kwele and Motjale.  Board member Charles Nwaila said the whistle-blower’s report highlighted issues relating to alleged irregular appointments and payments to service providers, conflicts of interest, irregular extension of contracts, and the procurement and asset control of laptops, among others.  Kwele and Motjale were given the opportunity to supply reasons why they should not be placed on suspension pending an investigation, Nwaila said.  The board considered those representations and decided to place them on suspension to enable an “unhindered and independent investigation” into the allegations.  An external, independent service provider has been appointed and the investigation is under way.  Kwele’s lawyer said his client was challenging the suspension on the basis that it was unlawful.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Genevieve Quintal at BusinessLive

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