Home South Africa News Gauteng Premier Makhura wants jail time for corrupt provincial officials

Gauteng Premier Makhura wants jail time for corrupt provincial officials

David Makhura

Gauteng Premier David Makhura is calling for jail time for those responsible for corruption in the province.

Makhura’s government has been at the centre of allegations of corruption involving COVID-19 funds, which led to Health MEC Bandile Masuku taking a leave of absence while an investigation is conducted.

“We want people who are public officials. Those who are in business must be held accountable. This doesn’t seem like something that just happened. It’s like there was a proper plan designed to ensure that rules are not followed,” he said.

Makhura also says corruption has no colour.

Makhura says people must stop assuming that black businesses get tenders only due to corruption.

The Premier answered questions about the graft claims during a virtual sitting of the Gauteng legislature on Monday.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Penny Lebyane ex-girlfriend of DJ Fresh wants him arrested over rape

Radio and TV icon Penny Lebyane has pleaded with the Joburg High Court to nail her ex-boyfriend and radio megastar DJ Fresh for possible perjury.

Penny Lebyane

Lebyane made these prayers in the notice of motion (joinder application) papers she filed on August 6, insisting DJ Fresh had not provided proof of damaging claims he had made in court papers. This after DJ Fresh claimed he and Lebyane had had a romantic relationship that ended because it was toxic. Learn More