Mashatile claims he is clean over Niehaus

Gauteng Premier Paul Mashatile has told Talk Radio 702 he did nothing wrong when Carl Niehaus committed...

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Gauteng Premier Paul Mashatile has told Talk Radio 702 he did nothing wrong when Carl Niehaus committed fraud while at the Gauteng Economic Development Agency.

Niehaus resigned as ANC spokesperson last week, after the Mail and Guardian newspaper published allegations that he had committed fraud in 2005.

The Democratic Alliance says it believes Mashatile may also be guilty of breaking the law, as he was the province’s Finance MEC at the time and allowed Niehaus to resign after the fraud was detected.

However, Mashatile says he followed the letter of the law.