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Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya, pictured, was not unduly influenced in awarding a government contract to an investment company, Public Protector Lawrence Mushwana found yesterday.
He said an investigation has found that a R65000 interest-free loan paid by Sandi Majali, of Imvume Investments, to Skweyiya's wife for renovations on Skweyiya's Waterkloof home, did not influence the awarding of a multi-million rand contract to a company partly owned by Imvume.
"The final adjudication of the tender, which was awarded to the Imvume company, took place one year and seven months before Majali granted the loans to Mrs Skweyiya," Mushwana said.
He said Skweyiya was not aware of Majali's interest in IT Lynx, the company contracted to distribute social grant payments.
Mushwana did, however, find Skweyiya in breach of the ethics code of parliament by not disclosing the loan by Majali to his wife in the members' register. - Sapa