Mantashe's 'nephew' accused of name-dropping in lucrative mining project

'Nephew' claim as court told Gwede gave go-ahead to Chinese 'irregularly'

11 April 2021 - 00:05 By THANDUXOLO JIKA and SABELO SKITI

A man said to be claiming he is the nephew of Gwede Mantashe has been accused of dropping the mineral resources minister's name in an attempt to bolster his claim to a 26% BEE stake in a lucrative mining project.

Community leaders told the Sunday Times that the man, Vuyani Gaga - who is facing fraud and corruption charges relating to a R600m toilet-building scandal in the Eastern Cape - was present when a mine-owners' delegation met community leaders in Limpopo last year...

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