Maharaj in the hot seat over credit card-type licencing
By Tarryn Le Chat
26 March 2007
The Democratic Alliance has called for a full performance audit of the credit card-type licence system, from its inception.
DA Member of Parliament, Stuart Farrow says, “The party believes that such an audit would only be constructive, since should it reveal major flaws in the system, then at least these flaws could be properly addressed.”
The focus is particularly on the process leading to the involvement of convicted fraudster Shabir Schaik and his company, Probida.
In recent events, there has been a scandal involving bribes that were allegedly paid to former transport Minister Mac Maharaj and his wife, Zarina, by Shaik’s companies, to have the licence tender awarded to Prodiba.
According to Farrow’s statement, if the allegations against the former transport minister are found to be true, then it would strengthen any evidence against Maharaj that he will not be able to contest.
Farrow will be asking for the audit performance in Parliament tomorrow.