A pedestrian carries an ANC flag.
- The ANC in the Japanese Cape acknowledged the arrest of Mvuleni Mapu by the Hawks used to be a clear worth that the screech dealt with corruption.
- It “warmly” welcomed the arrest of Mapu, who faced charges of fraud and corruption.
- Mapu and businesswoman Bulelwa Eunice Ntanga-Mkwakwi had been arrested on Friday in connection with an RDP comfortable fee R12.8m.
The ANC in the Japanese Cape acknowledged the arrest of Nelson Mandela Bay metro performing metropolis manager Mvuleni Mapu by the Hawks, used to be a clear worth that the screech used to be severely pursuing these implicated in fraud and corruption.
Mapu and native businesswoman Bulelwa Eunice Ntanga-Mkwakwi had been rounded up by the Hawks in early morning raids on their homes on Friday in connection with an RDP housing comfortable fee R12.8 million.
ANC provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayithobi acknowledged: “We warmly welcome this optimistic worth that the screech is now severely pursuing these who’ve been implicated in allegations of corruption, and in particular, the abuse of comfortable processes. The ANC will pause the total thing it ought to to wait on the govtto compare all allegations of fraud and corruption and produce offenders to justice.”
They’re accused of taking part in a sinful relationship in 2014, which saw Mapu, the then director of the metro’s housing division, allegedly taking a bribe of R900 000 from Ntanga-Mkwakwi.
The bribe used to be allegedly in replace for an RDP housing comfortable fee R12.8m, the NPA acknowledged in the Port Elizabeth Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Friday.
The two looked at court where they had been granted R20 000 bail every, with stringent conditions.
They have got been positioned under 24 hour home arrest and barred from coming into any Nelson Mandela Bay metro municipal structures. They had been additionally warned against interfering with screech witnesses.
NPA spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani acknowledged proof revealed that in January 2014, sooner than the awarding of this contract, Ntanga-Mkwakwi transferred R900 000 from her bank tale into an Allan Gray platform tale which bore an tale reference in favour of Mapu.
The municipality used to be the developer for plenty of RDP housing projects funded by the Japanese Cape division of human settlements. Capability contractors had been required by the municipality to be registered on its database. Ntanga-Mkwakwi registered her commercial all the strategy by method of March 2012, acknowledged Ngcakani.
The case used to be postponed to three November.
On the equivalent day of Mapu’s arrest, performing mayor Thsono Buyeye introduced Anele Qaba as the new performing municipal manager. The DA in the Japanese Cape used to be displeased about this appointment.