Denel addresses Mahumapelo bursary claims

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Aerospace and defence technology parastatal, Denel, says the awarding of a bursary to North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s son, Oarabile, was not done in contravention of the state-owned company’s policy.

In a statement on Tuesday, Denel said it has taken note of various media articles alleging, among other issues, that the Group Chief Executive, Zwelakhe Ntshepe, awarded a bursary to Oarabile Mahumapelo in contravention of Denel’s policy. 

“Denel denies these allegations as false. The bursary awarded was made to three students based on the same criteria and/or considerations. Of these awards, only one has attracted the interest of the media. 

“The award was made in compliance with Denel’s relevant policy after a full disclosure and presentation to the board of directors of Denel, which was noted without any objection,” said Denel. –