Charges against deputy minister
The DA said yesterday, it would lay criminal charges against Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi, on the back of allegations that he may have benefited from contracts concluded by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) while serving as its chairperson.
“There seems to be a clear case of corruption and we will therefore be bringing criminal charges in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act,” the DA’s transport spokesperson Manny de Freitas said.
“In terms of the act, Buthelezi may well be guilty of the general offence of corruption… The SAPS must fully investigate.” Leaked e-mails reportedly show Buthelezi and his brother Nkanyiso Buthelezi gained from rail contracts worth R150 million. – ANA