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ANC Heavyweight Loses It As R450 000 Corruption Allegations Emerge

ANC heavyweight in the Eastern Cape province, Oscar Mabuyane lost his cool and has described the allegations of corruption against him as madness.

Mabuyane says he rejects the Public Protector's report with "the contempt it deserves."

"I will be issuing a statement soon," Mabuyane said.

Mabuyane fumes following the public protector Busisiwe Mkwebane's report which found that Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane personally benefitted to the value of R450 000 from the R1.1 million meant for Madikizela-Mandela's memorial service.

The money is said to have been used to renovate his house.

The Public Protector's office has now referred these matters to the Hawks. Mkhwebane says the conduct of these politicians and companies constitute criminality and need to be investigated.

Eastern Cape speaker has been instructed by advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to table the report which implicates Mabuyane and Madikizela of criminal conduct in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act." priority crimes unit has been handed the report to investigate.

What is also known is that the ANC in the Eastern Cape benefitted R280 000 from the R1.1 million meant for Madikizela-Mandela's memorial service. This went into the party's funding account.

Oscar Mabuyane and Babalo Madikizela Mabuyane and Madikizela are both powerful figures in Eastern Cape politics who are expected to go head to head when the province goes to its elective conference in December.


Critics who have reacted to Public Protector's report argued that the Eastern Cape province is proving to be a big problem in terms of corruption as quite a number of corruption scandals have been exposed in the province within a short space of time.

"Are there any credible ANC leaders left in Eastern Cape? Amasela are this kind of people, ANC should expel this kind of comrades from the organisation not to protect them," some fumed.

"Will they ever get to a point where they are like, no this is too much now let me actually stop looting public funds? others asked angrily.

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