City Press 10/4/2020

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south africa’s big week of handcuffs

As the Hawks and other law enforcement agencies continue to swoop on alleged beneficiaries of corruption and circle political bigwigs, there is a growing backlash in the ANC against what some believe is a campaign aimed at influencing the balance of forces ahead of crucial conferences next year and in 2022. City Press has learnt that among those in the crosshairs of the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authorarity (NPA) are a senior leader of the ANC, a former Cabinet minister, and several officials and businesspeople. In a week of high drama, the Hawks pounced on several high-profile individuals involved in corruption-related activities. They included current and former government officials and businesspeople who were allegedly involved in a dodgy R255 million asbestos eradication project in the Free State in which only R21…

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5 min
i’m too old to run – former top cop

‘I am too old to run. I’m married with children and at home in Durban.” These were the words of KwaZulu-Natal former top cop Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, who was said to be on the run for allegedly defrauding the police. The former provincial commissioner, who has since retired from the SA Police Service (SAPS), is named in a 130-page indictment alongside Durban businessperson Thoshan Panday and two police officers involved in supply chain management, Colonel Navin Madhoe and Captain Aswin Narainpershad. Panday, Madhoe and Narainpershad were arrested in coordinated raids by the Hawks. Combined, the accused are facing 252 allegations, including fraud, forgery, corruption, and defeating and obstructing the administration of justice. Panday and Madhoe are also accused of trying to extort and bribe former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss, Johan Booysen, to…

2 min
soulistic’s new soul sister

Soulistic Music has signed two new creative minds to its roster: broadcaster Scoop Makhathini and House singer and songwriter Holly Rey. Soulistic is Black Coffee’s brainchild that came into being circa 2005 – a vision of forming a conglomerate of creativity that not only represents talent, but also empowers it. His first major signing was Culoe De Song, who added his wizardry to the deep House genre. Fifteen years later, his stable is stacked with talent, while the man at the tip of the spear still creates music with a razor edge. Bubbly Holly Rey, whose real name is Holly Wasserfall, exploded on to the music scene last year with her debut album You, which garnered her widespread acclaim, as well as a nomination for the best video award at…

3 min
prince kaybee’s exit strategy

Deejay, producer and at times Twitter clap-back specialist Prince Kaybee – whose real name is Kabelo Motsamai – has released an album after seeking out 10 up-and-coming artists to feature on a compilation he produced. All the artists are women and, along with arguably his best collaborator, singer Msaki (Asanda Lusaseni Mvana), he has released Project Hope (Season 1). The album has nine tracks and it gives us a glimpse of a different side of the deejay, who was discovered on a talent search show on SABC1 in 2015. After selecting just 10 artists from thousands, his album has been warmly received. Speaking to City Press right after stepping off the stage at the Project Hope launch held in Bryanston on Friday night, the laid-back deejay hits us with a titbit of…

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transnet service provider donated to the entity’s chair

The R2.5 billion Tambo Springs flagship project run by state freight and rail entity Transnet has been referred to the Special Investigating Unit after an internal review showed prima facie evidence of procurement irregularities, fraud, corruption and improper conduct. In June last year, Southern Palace Group led a joint venture consortium announced as the preferred bidder for the Ekurhuleni-based Tambo Springs Intermodal Terminal, which consists of industrial installations, logistics areas, rail access, secure and bonded locations, and transportation corridors. City Press heard that the unprecedented public-private partnership project suffered setbacks from the outset, with key deadlines being missed, but Transnet rushed to get it over the line to save face. During the scramble to push the project into a bankable deal, allegations surfaced that a former Transnet executive wanted a stake in the…