DA welcomes Pule Mabe and co arrest
The DA welcomes the arrest of ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) member, Pule Mabe; the head of communications of the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa), Paseka Letsatsi; and Surprise Ramosa, a business associate of Mabe's.
Mabe and his co-accused were allegedly arrested, and appeared in court, on charges ranging from theft to fraud and money laundering for soliciting funds from Sassa, which were then given to companies owned by Mabe and Ramosa.
If Mabe and his co-accused indeed defrauded Sassa of social grant funding, we hope that justice will prevail and that they will be brought to account.
The DA will closely monitor this case to ensure that there is no political interference in the investigative and judicial processes.
Statement issued by Mike Waters MP, DA Shadow Minister of Social Development, November 15 2013
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