The Home Affairs contract with Bosasa should be cancelled
17 January 2019
The Democratic Alliance can reveal that in 2005, Bosasa received a R1 billion contract to manage the Lindela Repatriation facility which houses detained illegal immigrants. This contract was renewed for a further five-year period for an additional R500 million.
This was confirmed in a reply to a DA Parliamentary Question from the Department of Home Affairs.
Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson came into the spotlight last year when DA Leader Mmusi Maimane forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to disclose a dodgy R500 000 donation to his campaign to become ANC President through his son, Andile Ramaphosa.
Furthermore, an affidavit by an auditor of the South African Revenue Service, Petrus Stephanus Venter, includes allegations and supporting documentation showing that Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson built two residential houses for his children and had the costs unlawfully recorded as purchases related to the renovation of the Lindela Repatriation Facility.