- All eyes are on the government as allegations of graft in relation to Covid-19 tenders dominate headlines
- Now it has emerged that ex-minister Nomvula Mokonyane's daughter has also gotten herself a slice of the R500 billion pandemic pie
- Despite the company only being established essentially a few months ago, Katleho Mokonyane has secured nearly R3 million in payments from the state
Nomvula Mokonyane's daughter Katleho has managed to score lucrative tenders thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With the nation's attention turned to allegations of corruption in connection to the R500 billion relief fund set up to combat the virus in SA, the former minister's daughter was revealed as yet another politically-connected beneficiary.
Almost R3 million in tender payments were made at the end of March just days after the country went into lockdown.
While the legality of the situation remains unclear the company, Tuwo Rhodesia was established less than six months before it secured the tender.
The Gauteng Government handed the company, headed by Katleho and one other, R2.79 million to supply PPE.
The ex-minister herself is currently battling allegations of close ties with and corruption linked to the controversial BOSASA company.
Witnesses at the State Capture Inquiry, including Angelo Agrizzi, claimed that Mokonyane received a monthly retainer as well as expensive gifts and liquor. Mokonyane claimed that the allegations against her were aimed at ruining what remained of her reputation.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku has been ordered to step aside over allegations of corruption concerning Covid-19 tenders.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Khusela Diko and her husband, who scored a R125 million PPE tender with Masuku's department, have admitted to having a close relationship with the MEC.
Both parties have denied any illegal activity despite the Diko family admitting that they were approved for the tender before cancelling after realising their mistake.
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