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“Dubious call centre contract granted to Mahumapelo’s relative”

The Democratic Alliance says it will send written questions to Premier Supra Mahumapelo asking for answers around R32 million contract belonging to a sole owner a Close Corporation (CC).

DA North West Provincial Leader Joe McGluva said the company which handles on average an unimportant 32 calls every month belongs to Premier Mahumapelo’s family member.

“It is disturbing that the only member of the Closed Corporation, registered at Gauteng address, specialises in branding and marketing, yet is being paid with people’s money to run a call centre for a local municipality,” said McGluva.

McGluva said the company gets R32 million over three years, saying it operates in the municipality building and don’t have overheads costs.

According to McGluva the African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa can’t run away from Mahumapelo’s repeating allegations of corruption and that the only action he ought to do is to recall the Premier.

Anything less would add up to overlooking the people of the North West who have endured under ANC administration.

In the course of recent years, said McGluva, the CC has verged on being deregistered by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission due to non-compliance

“The same person who is the only member of the CC was in the news in 2012. He had a similar contract for a call centre in Moretele. Mahumapelo was at the time the Provincial Chairperson of the ANC in North West,” said McGluva.

McGluva said the company got R970 000 upfront on the aggregate R3 million contract – even before they can do any work.

“The Premier must tell the truth and reply to the people why he utilises the money for unimportant costs while our communities endure without houses, water, and jobs,” added McGluva.

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