- ANC MP Bongani Bongo was recently arrested on charges of corruption and bribery
- Now the former state security minister claims that Ace Magashule's time is up and his own arrest is imminent
- The parliamentary portfolio committee chair insists that Minister Pravin Gordhan may have something to do with him being 'poisoned'
ANC politician Bongani Bongo is singing like a canary after his arrest on Thursday morning.
Briefly.co.za reported that the former state security minister had been nabbed by the Hawks and released on R5 000 bail after appearing in court on corruption and bribery charges.
In an interview with eNCA, Bongo claims that he was told time is ticking until ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule also gets arrested in the same anti-corruption sweep.
The embattled politician claims that he had mysteriously fallen ill shortly after meeting Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan:
“You know recently I was given a poison so I was going to finalise my treatment in Cuba, so I had to cut my trip very short from Cuba to come and attend to what the police had called me for."
The Public Enterprises Minister's spokesperson Sam Mkokeli dubbed the allegations as 'ridiculous', and that the MP must be 'hallucinating'.
Bongo's most outrageous claim must have been that he had never been arrested in the first place:
"I was not arrested. The police called me when I was in Cuba to say that I must come back because there was a case that I must appear on. I was in Cuba for a treatment of the poison I got recently."
The Citizen pointed out that this was a strange comment to make after the Cape Town Magistrate's Court allowed him to be released from custody on bail.
Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi, as well as the National Prosecuting Authority, have both confirmed the arrest.
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