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Former FS housing HOD sentenced for corruption

A former head of department in the Free State government, Mpho Mokoena, was handed a 15-year suspended sentence for corruption by the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Mokoena headed up the provincial human settlements department from 2009 to 2011. His sentencing followed a guilty plea relating to offences he committed while in office, reporting to Read more >

CW calls for removal of Adv Mkhwebane from office

Despite increasing questions from the public about the ability of Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to fulfill her role as an independent public protector, Corruption Watch has been prepared to give her the opportunity to settle into a difficult position, and show her willingness to stand up to political pressure under the Zuma administration. However, after a Read more >

CW welcomes Hawks’ arrest of Vrede scandal suspects

Corruption Watch applauds the Hawks’ morning raid on the Gupta compound, and the subsequent arrests in relation to the Vrede dairy farm investigations, including that of Ajay Gupta. Also arrested was Free State’s agriculture department head, Peter Thabethe. The organisation has repeatedly called for those implicated in multiple corruption scandals to be held accountable and Read more >

PP’s Vrede dairy farm report dubbed ‘whitewash’

By Kwazi Dlamini On Friday 9 February the Office of the Public Protector unexpectedly released the much anticipated report on the Vrede dairy farm. The report was anticipated not only because it implicated some senior ANC officials and the controversial Gupta family, but also because citizens have been waiting for the report for three years. Read more >

State capture report calls for commission of inquiry

The long-awaited state capture report was released yesterday, and one of the outcomes was the instruction by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that President Jacob Zuma must appoint a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. However, Zuma is not to choose the commissioner – that task falls to South Africa’s chief justice. State of Read more >