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Criminal probe into Denel bursary granted to Mahumapelo’s son

Parliament has welcomed the steps taken by arms manufacturer Denel in connection with an unlawful bursary awarded to the son of former North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo.

Supra Mahumapelo

The flight bursary granted to Oarabile Mahumapelo has been set aside and sent to law enforcement agencies for investigations.

The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises’ chairperson, Lungi Mnganga-Gcabashe, says they welcome the steps taken by Denel.

“Denel admitted that the bursary was granted without following the proper selection processes as outlined in its bursary policy,” says Mnganga-Gcabashe.

The embattled state-owned entity told Parliament that its reserving its right to recover the bursary of approximately R1.1 million.

Denel’s revenue declined by 38% during the previous financial year.

“We express our satisfaction and gratitude to the new board for what they conducted so far,” concluded Mnganga-Gcabashe.

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