EXCLUSIVE: ANC implicated in Prasa ‘bribes’

2016-08-26 11:04  | Pieter-Louis Myburgh and Angelique Serrao

Johannesburg – Explosive claims that implicate the ANC in benefitting from Prasa’s controversial locomotives deal have been made by chairperson Popo Molefe in court papers.

Molefe alleges under oath that the supplier of Prasa's controversial Afro 4000 locomotives paid R80 million to "entities who were not creditors" of the company after an Angolan businesswoman had insisted that ten percent of the tender's value be paid to the ANC.

This is contained in court papers filed at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) on Friday.

The ANC says it is not aware of any payments received from the implicated company.

Rapport reported in January that the businesswoman in question, Maria Gomes, admitted that she was a friend of President Jacob Zuma and that Zuma had on more than one occasion visited her at her home in Sandton.