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DA releases confidential report detailing alleged corruption between Mti, Bosasa

The SIU concluded its probe in April 2013, but the 95-page document has never been made public.

Nelson Mandela Bay. Picture: www.nmbt.co.za.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has released a confidential Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report detailing an alleged corrupt relationship between Nelson Mandela Bay Safety and Security head, Linda Mti, and Bosasa Operations.

Bosasa and affiliated companies were awarded tenders worth over R1.5 billion while Mti was National Correctional Services Commissioner between 2004 and 2005.

The SIU concluded its probe in April 2013, but the 95-page document has never been made public.

The unit has found an "irregular relationship" between Bosasa and the former prisons boss.

The report states Mti and the Correctional Services Department's Chief Financial Officer may have unduly benefited by favouring Bosasa in the awarding of tenders.

Investigators claim at least four tenders amounting to more than R1.5 billion were awarded under questionable circumstances.

The SIU says the report had been handed to the Presidency more than three years ago.

The unit's spokesperson Sefura Mongalo says making confidential reports public it's at the president's discretion.

See the full SIU report here.

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