FEBRUARY 19,2019.”None of the renewable energy projects linked to African Rainbow Energy & Power were received directly from government, its founder and chair Patrice Motsepe said on Monday morning, responding to allegations of favoritism. “"We got them from the private sector in a bidding process," said Motsepe. Motsepe held a media briefing with the group's CEO Brian Dames in Sandton about IPPs. “Motsepe is the brother-in-law of President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is married to Tshepo Motsepe. Energy Minister Jeff Radebe is married to Bridgette Motsepe, another one of Motsepe's sisters.”PHOTOGRAPH:ALON SKUY

Businessman Patrice Motsepe has pledged R1 billion towards the fight against coronavirus in South Africa. 

The donation was announced during a media briefing in Pretoria on Saturday.

In a prepared statement, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe said the family had been in contact with government to identify specific projects and needs.

Moloi-Motsepe said the foundation will make contact with government and the Solidarity Fund to collaborate in efforts to fight the coronavirus.

The briefing was also attended by Sanlam executives.

 “We have a deep obligation to people of South Africa and the whole continent. We will donate money and provide resources. We are making several hundred millions of rands which will be deployed to fight COVID-19, especially in poor rural areas of SA,” said Patrice Motsepe.

(Compiled by Charles Molele)

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