- The EFF has slammed an ANC member of parliament for redirecting food parcels that were meant to go to the needy to her house
- The party said Jeaneth Lizzy Thabethe directed a lockdown food relief truck to her home
- The DA has also claimed that the ANC did not provide food relief to five of their municipalities
The EFF in Mpumalanga has accused an ANC member of parliament, Jeaneth Lizzy Thabethe, of abuse of power while supposed to be providing food for the needy during lockdown.
According to the party, Thabethe directed a truck loading food parcels as relief for residents in the area during lockdown to her own home.
She did this with the intention of distributing to ANC "preferred residents" only.
Former EFF MP Godrich Gardee also brought the matter to the Public Protector's attention via Twitter.
"(ANC) is distributing state food parcels to their preferred residents."
The EFF's Collen Sedibe said that the party has laid corruption charges against Thabethe, who is also the chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development.
This accusation comes after the DA claimed that five DA wards in the Emfuleni Local Municipality had been excluded from the distribution of food parcels.
The party said that, in contrast, all the ANC wards benefited.
The Citizen reported the party also claimed that some Gauteng Department of Social Development officials have allegedly been stealing and unfairly distributing food parcels that were meant to assist financially strained families during this lockdown period.
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