Acsa CEO responds to claims of corruption, denies wrongdoing

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is in possession of documents revealing that CEO of Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) Bongani Maseko appears to have irregularly appointed two suppliers who did not qualify to provide services to state-owned enterprises.

Last year, Acsa requested law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, to provide it with guidance on how to deal with the parastatal’s supply chain management.

The firm recommended that Maseko must be charged with contravening the public finance management act for failing to take effective and appropriate steps to prevent unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

The DA has called for his immediate suspension.

What is most concerning is that included in these documents are minutes of board meetings that indicated that the board were aware of these appointments of service providers and even recommended that the CEO be suspended pending an investigation but still nothing has been done.

Manuel De Freitas, DA Shadow Minister of Transport

We are asking the minister to follow through, conduct a proper investigation, in fact if the CEO isn't involved in any wrong doing then he is able to be cleared.

Manuel De Freitas, DA Shadow Minister of Transport

The apparent documents confirm the authorisation of payments that amount to R 7 million.

Maseko says there was nothing irregular about the appointments.

Those were normal appointments, there was nothing irregular there. Mani through normal parliamentary processes has the opportunity to ask the questions and we can certainly afford him an audience to give him all the information that will bring up to comfort.

Bongani Maseko, CEO of Airports Company South Africa

They were appointed within terms of my delegated level of authority and there was nothing untoward.

Bongani Maseko, CEO of Airports Company South Africa

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