The Democratic Alliance (DA) laid criminal charges with the Cape Town police against Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi on Tuesday. The charges relate to Buthelezi’s financial mismanagement while head of PRASA.
Buthelezi was the chairperson of the board at the time.
The charges were brought forward after forensic reports commissioned by Treasury into 193 contracts entered into between 2012 and 2016 were leaked.
The Public Protector in her 2015 “Derailed” report instructed all procurement contracts over a value of R10 million be investigated.
The DA’s Manny de Freitas said: “What’s come through already from investigations by Treasury, is major corruption, maladministration, irregularities and even Prasa’s own regulations weren’t met.”