Having been linked to copious financial fraud with the billionaire family, he has now taken astonishing step, that could endanger the prominent family. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba must immediately hand over the findings of forensic investigations conducted into Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi when he was chairperson of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board to the Hawks as supplementary evidence into their ongoing investigations into Prasa, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.
Media reports on Sunday claimed that the findings of the forensic investigations – dating back as far as 2010 – revealed how Buthelezi, the Prasa board, and Prasa executives violated various sections of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and failed to carry out their fiduciary duties when they turned a blind eye to irregular, fruitless, and wasteful expenditure in various tender procurement processes, DA spokesperson Manny de Freitas said.
These investigations were commissioned by the National Treasury following recommendations in the public protector’s “Derailed” report.
Findings from these probes had apparently been handed over to Treasury recently, which meant that Gigaba and ironically, implicated his deputy, would now have to deal with these findings, he said. Gigaba stated
“we won’t allow captured Gupta minister protect one another”
The DA would ask Gigaba to urgently hand the full dossier on Buthelezi over to the Hawks.