Parliament is to investigate Yolanda Botha following revelations by the Mail & Guardian that the Northern Cape MP allegedly received kickbacks from a company to which she awarded contracts while in a senior government position in the province.
- Read the M&G investigation
- Botha Social Services Lease Nov 2006
- Botha Social Services Lease Apr 2007
- Botha Social Services Lease June 2008
- Botha Social Services Lease Jan 2009
- Botha Social Services Lease Payment Schedule
- Botha Trifecta family trust deed
- Botha Trifecta family trust share certificate
- Botha family trust receives up to 100% of Trifecta’s holding trust
- Botha Trifecta private property renovations
The joint committee on ethics and members’ interests met on Wednesday to consider a report in the M&G‘s February 11 edition about Botha, chairperson of Parliament’s social development committee, according to a press statement released on Thursday.
“The committee has agreed that in light of the seriousness of the allegations, a full investigation should be launched,” said joint chairpersons of the committee Ben Turok and Buoang Mashile.
The M&G reported that while head of the provincial social development department in the Northern Cape Botha signed contracts worth R64-million in favour of property company Trifecta.
It reported that, in return, she allegedly received kickbacks from Trifecta in various forms, including shares in the company for family members and renovations to her house to the value of R500 000. Her niece, Angelique, was employed by Trifecta as an administrator in its Kimberley offices.