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DA zips lip on shadowy graft case

The Hawks are probing a senior Democratic Alliance councillor alleged to have taken kickbacks of R1.2-million. The Ekurhuleni councillor, Shadow Shabangu, is also facing a court case after a colleague accused him of sexual harassment.  

His subsequent recent re-election by the party — which trumpets an anti-corruption and clean-governance stance — has riled DA members in Gauteng who say that federal chair Helen Zille has been covering for Shabangu, who is the caucus chair in the Ekurhuleni council.

Shabangu was re-elected to this position last month even though criminal charges had been laid against him — charges that are now being investigated by the Hawks.

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Khaya Koko
Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.

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