- The ANC has said that while the matter is in court it will not act against Bongani Bongo
- Bongo was arrested on charges of corruption by the Hawks
- There is a public spat between Bongani Bongo and Pravin Gordhan, Bongo insists that Gordhan is behind his arrest
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The ANC has said that has no intention of acting against former cabinet minister Bongani Bongo despite his arrest by the Hawks. Pule Mabe, the ANC spokesperson, has said that is because the matter was pending in court.
Briefly.co.za learned that in addition to this, there is a very public spat between Bongo and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Bongo has accused Gordhan of being the mastermind behind his arrest. Gordhan insists that is not the case and that Bongo should rather examine his own actions.
The Hawks have laid several charges of corruption against the former minister of state security.
Bongo has alleged that Gordhan had told him that he was going to be arrested, while Gordhan has denied this according to iol.co.za.
Mabe has said that party members should work together to resolve conflicts and not argue in public.
“It doesn’t help the ANC when our own comrades are pulling in different directions,” he said.
The ANC chief whip, Pemmy Majodina, has said that the party could not act against Bongo because he had been deployed to the National Legislature.
10 other people have been arrested for the R630million tender which involved the building of toilets in the Eastern Cape. Allegations of fraud have been levelled at those charged.
The suspects have been granted bail and will appear in court in next year in February.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier on the arrest of Bongani Bongo by the Hawks after a high profile ANC member was arrested. Bongani Bongo has alleged that Ace Magashule will be the next to be arrested.
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