- Judge Raymond Zondo has summoned the ANC before him at the commission to provide answers on how billions were stolen in 2020
- According to Zondo, the ANC have complied with his request and are in the process of filing affidavits
- Zondo has criticised the party for allowing corruption of such an extent to take place right under its nose
Judge Raymond Zondo has recently called on the ANC to come before the commission and explain how billions of South African rands were stolen during the 2020 Covid-19 disaster management.
According to Zondo, the ANC has complied with his request to receive answers and is currently filing affidavits in preparation for their standing at the Zondo Commission on a date that is yet to be revealed to the public.
Zondo has further criticised the party for allowing the corruption and looting of taxpayers money to spiral so far out of control adding that the party may be somewhat involved in not ensuring that its MP's were not performing their oversight duty to the best of their ability or at all for that matter.
Judge Zondo also said that if the MPs had performed their duties in an effective manner, the extent of the looting that the Commission has heard was happening since 2018, may not have been as drastic as it is today.
”Maybe they could have stopped... or not happened at the level they happened. Maybe the billions of taxpayers’ money that were taken away through corruption from government departments and state-owned entities, maybe it would not have been that many billions of rands,” he said according to an IOL article.
Briefly.co.za also reported that the South African Special Tribunal has ordered around a dozen companies that got money from Ledla Structural Development for a personal protective equipment (PPE) tender that was awarded to the company pay the money back to the state.
This after it was found that Ledla Structural Development is a "proxy" company for another that is called Royal Bhaca Projects, owned by the husband of the presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko.
In December, the tender, which had been awarded to Ledla Structural Development by the Department of Health was reviewed, set aside, and subsequently cancelled after the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) found that it was irregularly awarded.
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