- The identity of the mystery ANC MP who was arrested on Thursday morning has been revealed
- Bongani Bongo was nabbed on corruption charges by the Hawks and appeared briefly in court
- The former state security boss was released on R5 000 bail and legal proceedings against him are underway
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Bongani Bongo has been released on R5 000 bail after a short appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Hawks had swooped in on the ANC MP and parliamentary chair of the home affairs portfolio committee on Thursday morning.
The Citizen reports that National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila has confirmed the case will continue in late January.
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Bongs is facing bribery and corruption charges and was released by the court on R5 000 bail after his brief appearance.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila says one of the conditions of the bail agreement was that Bongo was not to interfere with witnesses in any way.
The ex-chief of State Security was appointed back into politics by ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule.
While the details around his arrest remain unclear, The South African reports that it is most likely the result of his implication at the State Capture Inquiry.
Bongo had reportedly attempted to bribe an evidence leader during a probe into Eskom, with the MP implicated in the Gupta debacle.
Should this be true, it will be the first political arrest made as a result of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
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