South Africa, Pretoria – Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha says the allegation of corruption a “deliberate effort to tarnish the good name of the office”.
This allegation was as a result of a case opened by a senior government official allegedly against Mathabatha and Nape Nchabeleng regarding a R500 million broadband scandal dating back to 2018.
The project stalled after some money disappeared from public coffers.
Willy Mosoma, spokesperson to the premier said in an urgent media statement that ongoing investigations into the multimillion-rand broadband roll-out by the Hawks were as a result of a case opened by a senior government official.
In the statement, Mosoma said the Hawks had confirmed the investigation, but the crime-busting unit spokesperson, Matimba Maluleke, denied this in a text, saying: “It’s not true.”