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Investigating Directorate rubbishes claims of Mantashe’s ‘imminent arrest’

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The Investigating Directorate has rubbished claims that Gwede Mantashe will be arrested soon.

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Masi Losi

THE INVESTIGATING Directorate (ID) has rubbished claims that Gwede Mantashe will be arrested soon.

The reports allege that plans are in motion to arrest Mantashe, the country’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy. Reports further allege that the “imminent” arrest is linked to security upgrades at two of his properties.

Referring to a Sunday World article, the ID’s Henry Mamothame said the Directorate does not comment on its investigations and it is important that a misstatement attributed to its office must be corrected.

“The ID has not decided nor discussed ‘the imminent arrest’ of Mr Mantashe. It is unclear where these comments come from, but they are not from the ID,” Mamothame said.

“The ID will continue to do its work without fear, favour or prejudice and should be given the space to do so without any unnecessary and unwarranted speculations,” he added.

It was previously reported that Mantashe, along with Nomvula Mokonyane and Dudu Myeni, were named among a list of influential individuals who had security systems installed in their homes funded by Bosasa.

At the time, an employee of Bosasa, now known as African Global Group, told the inquiry how he was responsible for installing security features to various homes belonging to ministers and political figures.

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