Gauteng Premier David Makhura has said he doesn’t know business man Hamilton Ndlovu. Makhura was forced to respond after he was accused of awarding Covid-19 PPE tenders to the flashy business man who bought five top of the range cars at once.
Makhura was speaking during Gauteng Provincial Command Council media briefing. He denied having any links with Ndlovu and dismissed allegations posted on social media. Reports on social media are that Hamilton Ndlovu was awarded a R120 million PPE tender by the province.
Makhura posted on Twitter: I remain unfazed by the Bell Pottinger-type smear campaign attacking my integrity. I don’t do corruption. I don’t know Hamilton Ndlovu. Gauteng Treasury says the guy has no PPE tender in GP. Those spreading these lies must know that their criminal motive will be exposed soon!”
Makhura is also believes the campaign is being perpetrated by business people who have failed to buy him and they have resorted to linking him with Hamilton Ndlovu. “Its either they buy you or destroy you,” he said. He is of the opinion that he became a target because of his stance against corruption and the straightening of tendering and procurement procedures.
“As a result of these anti-corruption measures and anti-corruption crackdown, and this work being done by the provincial government along with the Special Investigation Unit (SIU)… we have noticed in the last few days that there is a typical Bell Pottinger-type of smear campaign which has been launched by what we regard essentially as the beneficiaries and forces of corruption who think they can intimidate, silence or even destroy those who are opposed to corrupt deals in the Gauteng provincial government,” he said.