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I have nothing to hide - Shilowa

By Anna Majavu | Mar 10, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

DEPUTY president of the Congress of the People Mbhazima Shilowa says he has no problem with the Gauteng government's investigation into multimillion-rand motor sports contracts signed when he was premier.

Gauteng's economic development MEC Firoz Cachalia announced on Monday that the province would spend almost R118million to cancel the A1 GP, Formula 1, BMW Sauber SBK and Superstars contracts.

This would ultimately save the province R796million, Cachalia said, adding that he had set up a forensic investigation into the contracts.

But Shilowa told Sowetan yesterday that the deals were signed with the blessing of the provincial government.

This included Cachalia, who was MEC for safety and security, and the current premier, Nomvula Mokonyane, who was MEC for housing.

"All those decisions were taken in a transparent manner. They would have been discussed publicly in the cabinet, outside and in the house," Shilowa said.


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