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|Subject: Maria da Cruz Gomes STADLER RAIL Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:12 pm|| |
South Africa – questions over R80m contract for Zuma’s Angolan “friend”
Maria da Cruz Gomes, President Zuma’s friend Picture: novaangospencer.com
Questionable payments totalling nearly R80 million were made to an Angolan businesswoman who is a close friend of President Jacob Zuma and a lawyer who is the business partner of one of the president’s sons.
Investigators probing the multibillion-rand locomotive tender issued by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) have uncovered what they call possible signs of “massive corruption”.
Sources with direct insight into Prasa’s probe into the deal, along with others close to the police’s Hawks unit, confirmed that these payments form part of an extensive investigation into Prasa’s financial activities during the term in office of former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana.