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Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in R5 million money scandal: Dossier reveals all corruption deals

Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in R5 million money scandal: Dossier reveals all corruption deals

Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in R5 million money scandal: Dossier reveals all corruption deals

The Minister of Defense and Veterans of the Army Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is alleged to have received large sums of money and gifts totaling approximately R5 million from a SANDF contractor between 2017 and 2019.

The allegations are contained in a letter sent to United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader General Bantu Holomisa by the chairpersons of the parliamentary standing committee on defense last week.

In a letter seen by the Sunday Independent, where the contractor has not been named, Holomisa alleges that Mapisa-Nqakula allegedly received:

♦ R300 000 which was given to a senior SANDF officer “for minister’s benefit” at OR Tambo International Airport in November 2017.

♦ R150 000 to pay a night nurse who was caring for the father of a seriously ill minister in November 2017.

Seven payments between R100 000 and R500 000 hard cash from February 16 to July 5, 2018.

♦ R250 000 “food” (padkos) in August 2018 before the ceremony ♦ R150 000 during a meeting at her private residence in Bruma, east Joburg, in September 2018. USD Dollars were delivered to the VIP tent at Waterkloof Air Force Base during the aviation and defense ceremony, also in September 2018.

Several payments of R400 000 in cash between February and July 2019. Payments Various payments towards the renovation of her private residence as well as “Egyptian gates”. The Egyptian door is worth more than R30 000. Mapisa-Nqakula‘s spokesman, Siphiwe Dlamini, yesterday confirmed the minister was aware of Holomisa’s letter. “The minister is waiting for the parliamentary process on this issue to begin so that he can respond to some of these allegations,” Dlamini said.

Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in R5 million money scandal: Dossier reveals all corruption deals

Holomisa confirmed that he was the author of the letter and that he had sent it to the chairpersons of the joint permanent defense committee.

“My wish is for the minister to come forward with the committee to address these allegations against her,” he said.

Holomisa said as an MP and a citizen of this country, he could not keep his mouth shut after “stumbling over these serious allegations against the minister”.

“I had no choice but to write a letter to the joint standing committee on defense and ask them to look into the matter.” Holomisa said he did not write to President Cyril Ramaphosa because the minister’s husband, Charles Nqakula, was the president’s national security adviser. Ramaphosa was forced to dock a three-month salary from the minister last year after allowing ANC members, including the party’s secretary general Ace Magashule, to fly a security flight to Zimbabwe for a non-governmental meeting. The minister was found guilty of misappropriating government resources for ANC business after he ousted his colleagues. In 2016, Mapisa-Nqakula was charged with transporting foreign nationals and a fake passport to South Africa on a government plane.

The Burundian woman was arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo after attempting to board a commercial plane to South Africa with fake documents.

The documents were allegedly arranged by Mapisa-Nqakula’s sister who was working at the Burundian embassy at the time.

The minister’s sister was later suspended from the embassy and remembered.

After Mapisa-Nqakula allegedly transported the woman to South Africa, she stayed at her private residence in Bruma where she was allegedly dating one of the minister’s children. The minister was being investigated but the results of the investigation were not made public.

Source: Sunday Independent