Mpumalanga land fraud probe call by Agang SA
Author: Karl Gernetzky
AGANG SA has called for an urgent investigation of fraud related to state land in Mpumalanga, claiming at the weekend that numerous long-term fraud schemes were crippling investment and growth in the province’s two key economic drivers, agriculture and tourism.
Forensic investigator and Agang SA National Assembly candidate Paul O’Sullivan said on Saturday an investigation into the inflation of prices during land claims was 95% complete, and the party expected to open a docket in the next few weeks. It has called for an audit of land claims in the province, including the controversial R1.1bn land claim for Mala Mala, an internationally renowned luxury game lodge.
A number of separate investigations related to land claims where a middleman arranged a farm’s sale, then organised individuals to make a bogus land claim during the sale.
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