- The ANC has developed a new plan to tackle corruption by collecting all the information an alleged corruption
- This information would be collated into a report with all alleged criminal wrongdoings contained within
- Ace Magashule will then decide on which allegations that ANC would investigate
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The ANC has come up with a bold new strategy to combat the new wave of corruption which has plagued the Covid-19 procurement scheme.
After the last NEC meeting, it was decided that Ace Magashule would review all reports on corruption and decide which ones the ANC would pursue. He would receive guidance from legal experts in making his decisions.
However, Magashule has been linked to alleged corruption in the past and his sons secured lucrative contracts to supply PPE to the government.
The City Press reported on Sunday that the ANC had developed a new anti-corruption reporting system.
The party has asked all provincial branches to create a list of people accused of corruption. The list would be examined, audited and all other criminal information would be included. A decision would then be made on how to proceed.
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This is where Ace comes in, he would then review these lists and have the final say on what happens next according to The South African.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the South African Revenue Service is probing 300 businesses that managed to secure R2 billion in tenders.
Listed among the companies that were awarded contracts to provide the government with personal protective equipment are a car wash, a pub and a bakery.
In addition to having close to no experience in the field less than 30% of the companies are tax compliant, a major red flag that the usual procurement processes were flouted during bidding.
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R1.2 Billion in tenders is being investigated by SARS for being awarded to companies with political connections.
In other news, Zandile Gumede's appointment to the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature has caused a widespread outcry from opposition parties and the public. She will be rewarded with a R1.1 million salary.
Gumede is facing criminal charges relating to alleged tender fraud and had been removed as eThekwini mayor last year. Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has broken her silence on the appointment.
In an interview with eNCA she said that the appointment was a promotion. She believed that an internal investigation should have taken place while the criminal investigation is ongoing.
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