- An arrest warrant has reportedly been issued for former state security minister Bongani Bongo
- The ANC MP is being probed for corruption in Mpumalanga
- Bongo has confirmed the arrest warrant has been issued against him
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A warrant of arrest has been issued for ANC MP and ex-minister Bongani Bongo on Tuesday.
The former state security minister is currently under investigation for corruption in Mpumalanga, along with Deputy President David Mabuza who had been serving as premier at the time.
The investigation is in connection with the Department of Human Settlements where ambassador Siphosezwe Masango had served as an MEC.
Independent Media has spoken to Bongo, who confirmed that the warrant had been issued and committed to travelling to Mpumalanga to hear for himself what the situation is.
As for the fact that he is now facing arrest, Bongo declined to comment on the details of the matter.
Mpumalanga police told the publication that Bongo is set to appear in court on Wednesday in connection with the matter.
Six people, according to the source, are under investigation including Mabuza and a former accounting officer.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that ANC MP Bongani Bongo will be taking a leave of absence while facing his corruption trial, according to a recent report.
The Member of Parliament and ANC NEC member will be following eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede's lead and taking a break in order to face charges.
The ex-minister and current chair of Parliament's Committee on Home Affairs, Bongo is currently facing corruption charges after allegedly offering to bribe the evidence leader of a probe into Gupta influence at Eskom.
Vanara is adamant that Bongo had offered him a 'blank cheque' in exchange for calling off the investigation, reports TimesLIVE.
The politician has denied the allegation and even went as far as blaming the likes of Minister Pravin Gordhan, Baleka Mbete and even Jackson Mthembu of orchestrating a plot against him.
The former minister claimed this alleged plot had been revenge for his selection as a minister. Sources within the party claimed that the ANC had elected to force all members facing corruption charges to step aside from their positions.
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