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Contracts awarded to Bosasa were simply money laundering schemes - Dennis Bloem

1 February 2019 2:32 PM
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The former chairperson of parliament's Correctional Services Committee appeared before the state capture commission on Friday.

Former chairperson of Parliament's Correctional Services Committee, Dennis Bloem has appeared before the commission of inquiry into state capture to give more testimony on what Bosasa's former employees have already told the commission.

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela says Bloem told the commission it didn't make sense how Bosasa was getting contracts from Correctional Services.

Read: 'Bosasa might have milked R12 billion from the state, the amount could be more'

He has spoken about how most of the contracts given to Bosasa were simply "money laundering schemes".

Clement Manyathela, Reporter - EWN

Bloem says Bosasa was paid millions for prison catering when it didn't really do much. He says the inmates and the staff at correctional services were doing the cooking and dishing up food, although there was a company contracted to do so.

He also told the commission about how Winnie Ngwenya (who was also mentioned in Angelo Agrizzi's testimony) came to his office and told him that executives at Bosasa would like to meet with him.

When he refused, this woman said to him that "you are missing out, ke nyuku mo" (there is money there).

Clement Manyathela, Reporter - EWN

Because he was one of the people raising questions around the Bosasa contracts, Bloem told the commission, he quickly became an enemy within the ANC.

He says some of the members were plotting to get him ousted from the portfolio committee.

To hear the rest of the report by EWN's Clement Manyathela, listen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Contracts awarded to Bosasa were simply money laundering schemes - Dennis Bloem


1 February 2019 2:32 PM
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