Former DG and current COPE leader under investigation
By Ofentse Mokae
22 November 2009
Well-known Congress of the People leader Lyndall Shope-Mafole is under investigation for an alleged multi-million rand scam.
It is alleged that she poured 30-million-Rands into an initiative, run by her boyfriend that was meant to help schools into the digital age.
The Department of Communications claims that the initiative produced nothing.
A forensic probe has been launched into how the former director-general signed off 29-million-Rands in payments.
The payments include three-and-a-half-million-Rands for a business plan - to an organisation led by her partner, Henry Chasia.
Shope-Mafole is quoted as saying she can account for every cent.
She resigned from her post as DG in the communications department leaving the ANC and joining COPE last year.