Accusations of using Presidency resources for COPE unconfirmed

One of the people accused of using the Presidency’s resources to help the Congress of the People’s...

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One of the people accused of using the Presidency’s resources to help the Congress of the People’s campaign has told Eyewitness News that he could not confirm or deny the allegations.<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>

Samson Phakwago was one of the three people accused by the Saturday Star newspaper of using a photocopier at the Union Buildings to print pamphlets for a COPE rally.

He referred all inquiries to the Presidency’s spokesperson Thabo Masebe.

Masebe is with President Kgalema Motlanthe in <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on"><?xml:namespace prefix="u1"?><country-region u2:st="on"><place u2:st="on">Ethiopia</country-region></country-region> but said anyone with any evidence of wrong-doing should come forward.

“We have not found any evidence of wrong doing on the part of anyone in the office especially the people that were listed in the newspaper report over the weekend.”