Cor­rup­tion al­leged in huge oil deal plan

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Full 5-day forecast Christ­mas Day is over and the weather is hot, so what’s next? Like gen­er­a­tions of hol­i­day­mak­ers in the Cape have done, you head for the beach, of course New TV show ‘Un­der­cov­ers’ tells light­hearted sto­ries about a cou­ple and their ad­ven­tures that have “noth­ing to do with them be­ing black”. pos­si­ble whole­sale to fill­ing sta­tions. I would not elab­o­rate due to the fact that it is a mat­ter that is al­leged to be in a court of law, and I would rather put my side of the story there,” she said.

Seiti says his fir­ing from San­taco in Oc­to­ber is “un­law­ful and un­fair”.

In court pa­pers Seiti says he was dis­missed af­ter he came across the draft of a mem­o­ran­dum of agree­ment and re­fer­ral agree­ment be­tween Bhengu’s com­pany, San­taco Trad­ing, Mthembu and Msi­mang on the im­port­ing of crude oil.

Seiti charged in his pa­pers that Bhengu’s over­sight role in Par­lia­ment of the Depart­ment of Trans­port, where San­taco de­rived most of its fund­ing, con­sti­tuted a “con­flict of in­ter­est”.

But in re­ply San­taco’s lawyers said Seiti had been em­ployed as a con­sul­tant to de­velop a magazine, and that he was a free­lancer.

At­tor­neys Male­bye Mo­taung Mtembu Inc asked the court to dis­miss Seiti’s ap­pli­ca­tion be­cause Seiti had not been fired.

Bhengu’s in­ter­ests in Ri­blore 22 cc were de­clared be­fore the Joint Com­mit­tee on Ethics and Mem­bers’ In­ter­est this year.

She owns 40 per­cent of the com­pany, de­scribed as a bulk petroleum sup­plier, and de­clared that she only earned R40 from it.

Seiti has also lodged a com­plaint with the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor for in­ves­ti­ga­tion, but Bhengu said she was not aware of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“The of­fice of the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor has not con­tacted me about any mat­ter,” she said. “My un­der­stand­ing is that San­taco is funded by the Depart­ment of Trans­port, not the San­taco Trad­ing Com­pany and fuel fill­ing sta­tions.”

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