Gidani rallies behind Mpahlwa on lottery

source: IOL

May 04 2007 at 04:38PM

Gidani, the consortium that lost the national lottery licence after a court appeal by operator Uthingo, on Friday said it supports the trade and industry department’s position on the need to do a thorough job before appointing a new operator.

This follows Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa’s failure on Thursday to give a definite date for the appointment of a new operator.

Mpahlwa said the National Lottery Board needed more time to complete its work.

“Gidani acknowledges the minister’s statement and is fully co-operative with the exercise he is engaged in,” the company said in a statement.

Mpahlwa suspended the Lotto on March 31, hours [continue reading]



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