FS Treasury Dept denies COVID-19 corruption allegations

'We have nothing to hide.' That's the word from the Free State treasury department. It's responding to allegations of PPE tender corruption. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Free State Treasury Department says it has nothing to hide.

It was responding to allegations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) tender corruption.

"I fully agree that there should be an investigation. I would be confident that nothing will come out of it and if something would come out of it, then it would also be good. Then we would know that it has happened," said Free State Treasury HOD Godfrey Mahlatsi.

Corruption allegations surfaced after reports that Newtongate - a company owned by radio personality Thuso Motaung's son, Tebang, was awarded two tenders amounting to almost R6-million combined.

Motaung is also a senior employee in Premier Sisi Ntombela's office.

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ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule's two sons were also awarded PPE tenders in the province.

The tenders amounted to almost R 3-million combined.

The provincial treasury was responsible for the COVID-19 PPE tender processes.