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New allegations in Mac Maharaj kickback scheme
Mac Maharaj's sister-in-law gives new info on the corrupt kickback scheme he was implicated in.
JOHANNESBURG - Fresh details implicating Presidential Spokesman Mac Maharaj and his wife have emerged.
The allegations implicate them in a corrupt kickbacks scheme.
The Mail and Guardian on Thursday morning reported Maharaj's sister-in-law came forward with details relating to a 1990's contract for new drivers licences.
Zarina Maharaj’s sister Shireen Karim revealed details about an alleged Swiss bank account which was used to transfer kickback funds by Maharaj after the introduction of the credit-card-style drivers licences.
Former police investigations unit, the Scorpions, investigated the alleged crime in 2009, but charges were mysteriously dropped.
Karim told the Mail and Guardian about a trip to Geneva where an account was opened in the mid 1990’s and how notorious businessman Schabir Shaik was allegedly responsible for providing the funds.
Mac Maharaj is currently in London and has been unavailable for comment.
But his lawyers have labelled the accusations as false.
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)