- ANC MP Zamuxolo Joseph Peter has passed away after a short illness related to Covid-19
- Peter was a member of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Tourism before his passing
- Chair of the committee Supra Mahumapelo has lamented his passing with a tribute to the MP's contribution to its work
ANC MP Zamuxolo Joseph Peter has died after contracting Covid-19 which resulted in a short illness.
A member of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Tourism the politician was described as committed to the objectives of nonracialism in a united country.
Supra Mahumapelo, who chairs the committee, lamented Peter's passing on Friday:
“One could always count on Zamuxolo Peter for assistance when the assistance is required, and he would go the extra mile to ensure that the objectives of the committee were met."
Mahumapelo paid tribute to his efforts and commented on past experiences with his colleague:
“I remember when a particular radio station was looking for a Nguni speaking person for a radio show on tourism in traditional areas, Mr Peter being committed to the transformation of tourism in villages, townships and small towns, stepped in and did a fine job of promoting the work of the committee."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a recent report has uncovered yet another politically connected family scoring big off of the back of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It has been discovered that the sons of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule have secured tenders in the Free State for the procurement of goods and services relating to the crisis.
In total two companies, Motheko Projects and Marvel Deeds, were awarded contracts totalling R2.7 million. Pieter-Louis Myburgh, reporting for Scorpio, garnered this information from a provincial tender bulletin detailing the 70 businesses that were allocated R173 million in Covid-19 contracts.
The report indicates that Tshepiso Magashule denied any wrongdoing, forwarding queries to the provincial treasury.
As for the former Free State Premier himself, Magashule claims that he played no role in securing the tenders and in fact wasn't aware his sons had placed bids:
“I have got nothing to do with Free State government matters or tenders. I am out of that space. I am not close to anybody. I work with the leadership of the ANC and members of government, but I have no special relationship with anyone."
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