South African Vice-President, Paul Mashatile, is confident that he will emerge unscathed from any investigation conducted by the State or the African National Congress (ANC). This is the short reaction left by the spokesperson of the South African vice-president, Vukani Mde, after the Democratic Alliance party filed a criminal complaint against Paul Mashatile. The complaint was filed this Monday at the central delegation of police, in Cape Town. The leader of the Democratic Alliance, John Steenhuisen, based on news published in the South African press, accuses Paul Mashatile of committing crimes of corruption, when he was responsible for the Human Settlements portfolio, in the provincial government of Gauteng.In the dossier handed over to the police, the Democratic Alliance implicates the Vice-President in four accusations of corruption related to housing projects, in Diepsloot East, dating back to 2006. The Democratic Alliance speaks of alleged cases of nepotism: “This follows to several allegations of corruption leveled against him, spanning several decades. These acts of corruption include an intricate network of nepotism and family patronage in which Mashatile is allegedly the ultimate beneficiary. The most recent scandal was the purchase of a mansion by Mashatile’s son-in-law at a cost of R28.9 million. The house was paid for by his son-in-law’s company, which reportedly still owes the Gauteng Provincial Directorate of Human Settlements seven million rand for the failed Alexandra housing project,” he said. The Democratic Alliance party adds that it also intends to press charges against Paul Mashatile to the Ethics committee of Executive Members of Parliament  and approach the Office of the Ombudsman.Earlier this month, the Democratic Alliance submitted a complaint to the President, Cyril Ramaphosa, asking him to remove Paul Mashatile from the position of vice-president.Na At the time, Ramaphosa instructed anyone who has genuine evidence of criminal wrongdoing against state agents to report it to the competent authorities. (RM Pretoria) Source: Rádio Moçambique Online

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