Charges against deputy min­is­ter

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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

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