AfriForum Youth investigating Malema tenders

Alana Bailey August 17, 2010

AfriForum Youth today announced that it will launch an independent investigation into the municipal tenders awarded to the company of Julius Malema, SGL Engineering Projects.  This follows after the Public Protector (PP) yesterday stated that nothing could be found amiss with the tenders, despite the fact that the PP itself admitted that the documentation of six of the municipalities investigated by them, had not been up to date.

AfriForum Youth’s national chairman, Ernst Roets, said added that Malema plays a senior role in the ruling party and that the awarding of municipal tenders to a company of which he is a director, is unethical, irrespective of what the PP or any law may say in this regard.

AfriForum Youth will study the PP-report and launch an independent investigation into the tender processes.  “If this investigation were to find that no irregularities occurred, we will accept this,” Roets said.

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About Alana Bailey, the author

Alana is the Deputy CEO of AfriForum, a civil rights initiative established by Solidarity in order to activate minority communities outside the realm of party politics in order to become involved in the public debate. AfriForum is responsible for a broad range of campaigns aimed at the protection of civil rights, including lobbying for language rights, opposition against crime and continued support for remigrating South Africans via the Come Home Campaign.