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Godongwana's dodgy payments
Forensic report: ANC official and Mabe must be called to account for payments they received from tyre-recycling initiative
Enoch Godongwana has gone to ground over claims that he was paid a R100,000/month retainer by a government-funded tyre recycling company, itself mired in scandal. The ANC’s head of economic policy failed to give his input into an explosive draft report prepared by forensic specialists Accountants @ Law. Drafted for the liquidators of the Recycling & Economic Development Initiative of SA (Redisa) and its external management company, Kusaga Taka, the report identified payments made by Redisa to Godongwana and his wife, Thandiwe, as well as former ANC MP Pule Mabe. Godongwana failed to respond to repeated requests for comment from the Financial Mail.If Godongwana successfully lobbied his colleagues in government to introduce legislation covering other waste streams, he would have been paid a collective R13m in success fees. Simply influencing them to amend Redisa’s mandate to include solid tyres, inner tubes and flats would have earned him a R3m success fee.In September 2016, the commi...