- Jacob Zuma’s son, Mxolisi, is involved in Altron contributory Altech UEC, which the Hawks have recently invaded
- Mxolisi was offered a R54-million bribe to influence a government contract
- National Treasury commissioned PwC to investigate the process and its report was handed to Muthambi in 2016
It has been reported by the Sunday Times that Jacob Zuma’s son, Mxolisi, is involved in Altron contributory Altech UEC, which the Hawks have recently invaded.
As part of an investigation by the Competition Commission into conspiracy relating to a R5-billion`digital TV set-top box tender, 13 companies were raided.
According to the report, Zuma Junior was offered a R54-million bribe to manipulate the government contract.
The search-and seize raids by the Hawks followed the Competition Commission’s investigation. The following companies were involved:
- Altron Altech
- Grand Tellumat Manufacturing
- Altech Multimedia
- “Named Skills Development Institute”
- “Named Western Cape”
- Namec NPO
- African Digital Solutions
The DA’s Shadow Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Marian Shinn, called on Minister of Communications, Ayanda Dlodlo, in August to publicly release the report arising from the investigations into the procurement of state-sponsored set-top boxes.
Briefly.co.za gathered that this all came after a Sunday Times report about Mxolisi’s attempts to influence the tender proceedings in favour of Altech UEC.
Shinn said that this will reveal where the corruption in the process was identified in the R1-billion phase of the STB procurement process and prompt the relevant criminal investigations.
My Broadband reported that Faith Muthambi, Dlodlo’s precursor, requested that National Treasury must investigate possible irregularities into the tender proceedings of 1.5million STB’s in 2015 for the assembly.
National Treasury commissioned PwC to investigate the process and its report was handed to Muthambi in 2016.
“Because the entity charged with implementing the STB process, USAASA, reports to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, neither department has taken action on the report’s findings, which claim major irregularities in the procurement process,” said Shinn.
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