| PPE corruption probe: Particular Tribunal extends expose freezing pension of axed agriculture CFO

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  • The expose to
    freeze the pension of Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and
    Rural Pattern CFO Jacob Basil Hlatshwayo has been extended
  • The expose
    follows an investigation by the SIU into the alleged irregular awarding of
    a PPE contract to a company by the department.
  • Hlatshwayo modified into once
    ordered to pay moral prices for opposing the extension application.

The Particular Tribunal has
extended an expose which froze the pension of the faded chief monetary officer
of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Jacob Hlatshwayo,
pending civil complaints against him concerning to the irregular awarding of personal
protective equipment (PPE) tenders

In a virtual sitting
on Friday, Resolve Lebogang Modiba extended an expose granted in December for
Hlatshwayo to relate why the period in-between expose must no longer be made final. It has been
extended to eight March. 

The Particular
Investigations Unit (SIU) approached the court docket in December asking it to
interdict the Authorities Workers Pension Fund (GEPF) from releasing
Hlatshwayo’s pension. 

“The candidates within the
topic [the SIU] argued sooner than the Particular Tribunal that they intend
instituting civil complaints against Mr Hlatshwayo to enhance the losses
incurred by the speak as a outcomes of his alleged misconduct. Whereas this modified into once
unfolding Mr Hlatshwayo resigned,” the tribunal

It pointed out, in
the judgment, that within the tournament misconduct modified into once established, either the SIU or
the department modified into once entitled to count on from the GEPF to deduct money from Hlatshwayo’s
pension fund. 

He modified into once also ordered
to pay moral prices for opposing the extension.

“This is after he
raised technical concerns with the extension of the rule of thumb nisi from 1 March
2021 to eight March 2021. It is contended sooner than the Particular Tribunal that Mr Hlatshwayo
is implicated in Covid-19-associated procurement misconduct,” the tribunal acknowledged.

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