The City of Johannesburg will not apologise to ANC veteran Frank Chikane and his wife Kagiso, but has acknowledged that allegations that she was awarded an unsolicited business contract by City Power, were "not substantiated". Last week, Chikane, a former City Power board chair, wrote an e-mail to mayor Herman Mashaba and city manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni to demand an apology for allegations made against his wife by two former regional officials of the municipal union Samwu in 2017. This formed part of an official investigation into irregularities at the power utility. The investigation was instituted by Mashaba, and had to establish, among a myriad of other allegations, whether former City Power MD Sicelo Xulu had approved and awarded a tender — purported to be a project of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) — to Kagiso Chikane and if Xulu had instructed officials to work with her, and that she did work there. Chikane wrote in the e-mail that the couple w...

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