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22
OCT
1pm

SAFM 7pm News Bulletin

The National Prosecuting Authority says warrants of arrests have been issued for more suspects in the 1.2 billion rand tender fraud case in the Gauteng Health Department. Four former senior government officials were granted bail in the Palm Ridge Magistrates court, east of Johannesburg today after being arrested for alleged tender irregularities believed to have taken place at the Department in 2007. Sybil Ngcobo, former head of department, Mmakgosi Mosupi, former Chief Director of Information and Communications Technology, Valdis Romaano, former Director of Supply Chain Management, and Obakeng Mookeletsi, a Deputy Director General, appeared on charges of corruption and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act. They allegedly received kickbacks after awarding a massive contract to a private company. Ngcobo was granted 8-thousand rand bail, while the rest were granted 25-thousand rand bail each. NPA National Spokesperson Sipho Ngwenya...

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INCUE: there are 8
OUTCUE: big investigation
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(there are 8 accused which includes 2 companies. When those deviations were made. The award was not supposed to have gone through given the fact that the MEC of finance at the time had indicated that this contract of 1.2 billion could not be awarded because there were no funds for it. however, the officials that appeared in court today, they then went ahead to sign contract service agreement against instructions not to proceed. There were other officials, senior in the health department. This is one part of a big investigation)

Pearl Magubane jhb 22/10/22 - Wisani mvb
22
OCT
12pm

SAFM 6pm News Bulletin

The ANC's provincial executive committee in Gauteng says allegations of corruption against Loyiso Masuku, who is the wife of former Health MEC, Bandile Masuku, could not be substantiated. The PEC has resolved that Loyiso Masuku can return to her position as an MMC in the City of Joburg and Deputy Regional Secretary of the party's Johannesburg region. The PEC's Treasurer General, Parks Tau made the announcement earlier today as he briefed the media on the outcomes of its two-day virtual special meeting to conclude and determine the cause of action on the alleged PPE procurement scandal.

IN: "The PEC... OUT: ...responsibilities" DUR: "19"

Nomalizo pol/desk 22/10 mvb nan

(PEC report and the follow up work done by the PWC found that allegations against comrade Loyiso Masuku in relation to her involvement in this regard could not be substantiated. Accordingly, the PEC decided that she should resume her responsibilities)
22
OCT
11am

SAFM 5pm News Bulletin

The lawyer for former BOSASA chief operations officer, Angelo Agrizzi, has confirmed that his client had a heart attack and is in a critical condition in the intensive care unit of a private hospital. Agrizzi was moved to a private hospital on Monday after his respiratory condition reportedly deteriorated while at a public hospital. Agrizzi is facing corruption and bribery charges - along with former ANC MP, Vincent Smith. He was denied bail in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, east of Johannesburg. Agrizzi's Lawyer Daniel Witz says they have approached the high court to appeal the bail denial…

In:in the early..... out:..high court. dur:33

in the early hours of yesterday we were told that he sufered from heart attack, so he had cardiac arrest the doctors and medical staff reacted quite quickly were able to recussitate him and some time later they were able to stabilise him he is in a serious condition but not out of the woods by any means...the morning after the bail was refused we lodged an appeal with the high court.

jhb.angela 22/10 - Wisani mvb
22
OCT
10am

SAFM 4pm News Bulletin

The ANC Gauteng's Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) has suspended its decision that Chairperson of Parliament's Communications portfolio committee, Boyce Maneli and Merafong Mayor Maphefo Letsie-Mogale should resign- pending the outcome of the NEC appeal process. The PEC briefed the media on the outcomes of a two-day Special meeting virtually held on Tuesday and Wednesday. Maneli and Letsie-Mogale appealed to the party's National Executive Committee to set the PEC decision aside after they were found to have failed to act against officials involved in the VBS Bank scandal. The PEC's Deputy Secretary General Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko …. IN: "So the PEC" OUT: …Cogress" DUR: "24"

Nomalizo pol/desk 22/10 mvb (So the PEC decided to accept the political council of the National office bearers and we await the outcome of the appeal and this is based on the full appreciation that an appeal on integrity matter has never been dealt with and it requires a national framework which still going to be determined by the national structures of the ANC)
22
OCT
9am

SAFM 3PM

The legal representative for Sekwetje Mahlamba who is suspected of killing 21-year-old farm manager Brendin Horner, says they will approach the high court in Bloemfontein to appeal the Senekal magistrate's court in the Free State's decision to deny him bail.#sabcnews
21
OCT
2pm

SAFM 8PM NEWS BULLETIN

Police Minister, Bheki Cele, has refused to confirm or deny reports that a firearm allegedly used in the murder of former Bafana Bafana goal keeper, Senzo Meyiwa, has been found. Cele was speaking following a crime focus meeting with KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala. According to a report by News24 police suspect a person serving time for the murder of a taxi boss. The firearm that is believed to have been used in both shootings is reportedly at the Cleveland police station.
21
OCT
1pm

SAFM 7PM NEWS BULLETIN

The EFF has given Finance Minister Tito Mboweni seven days to reverse the appointment of journalist Ranjeni Munusamy from her post at National Treasury. Last night Moboweni tweeted a picture of the drafting team collaborating on his Medium term Budget Policy Statement. The team included Munusamy. The post garnered a lot of backlash on social media because she has been implicated in alleged corruption at the State Capture Commission.
21
OCT
12pm

SAFM 6PM NEWS BULLETIN

Members of the ANC Provincial Executive Committee in Gauteng have resolved that former Health MEC Bandile Masuku, his wife Loyiso, who is an MMC, and Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko must appear before the party's Disciplinary Committee over the PPE tender scandal.
21
OCT
11am

SAFM 5PM NEWS BULLETIN

The Department of Defence and Military Veterans has been given two months to explain how it paid a service provider to conduct a skills audit even though the work was not done. Members of the National Assembly's Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans want to know who authorised the payment.
21
OCT
10am

SAFM 4PM NEWS BULLETIN

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has sent his heartfelt condolences to friends and families who lost loved ones in a fatal crash in KwaZulu Natal this morning. 14 people, including a newborn infant were killed when a minibus taxi collided head on with a truck.
21
OCT
9am

SAFM 3PM

A newborn baby died after the mother gave birth on the scene of crash between a minibus and a truck in northern KwaZulu Natal. The fatal crash, between Ulundi and Melmoth, killed fourteen people. This is the second major accident in the province this month. Two weeks ago 13 people from the same family were killed in a minibus taxi crash between Underberg and Bulwer near the southern Drakensberg. KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Bheki Ntuli says he is concerned over the number of deaths on the provinces's roads, as the festive season approaches.
21
OCT
9am

SAFM 1PM

Executive Finance Manager at Transnet Freight Rail, Yousuf Laher, says he had warned the board that splitting the batch of locomotives that Transnet had procured from China would considerably increase their cost. During his testimony to the State Capture Commission last year, former electrical engineer Francis Callard previously implicated Laher in wrongdoing. Callard said that the price determination method that Laher used to justify a one-billion-rand escalation cost of the locomotives did not make sense. Laher is testifying before the Commission in Johannesburg ..

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