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Justice and correctional services minister Michael Masutha says his department is reviewing its reported R1.5bn in contracts with facilities management company Bosasa — with a view to cancelling them. Masutha says national commissioner of correctional services Arthur Fraser, whose redeployment to that department is currently being challenged in court, will be in charge of the review process. In response to questions from Business Day, Masutha also explicitly denied that he had received bribes from Bosasa. “The national commissioner has advised me, in light of the revelations, they’re working on reviewing that whole arrangement and I look forward to a report soon as to the prospects of us extricating ourselves out of this.” Speaking at a media conference for newly appointed prosecutions head Shamila Batohi, the minister said he had repeatedly raised concerns about his department’s “evergreen” contracts with Bosasa, which required the state to move funds so as to keep paying its massi...

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