- The African National Congress' Chief Whip in Parliament has suggested appearing before the party's integrity commission
- Pemmy Majodina wants to explain her son's involvement in a PPE caucus deal within the ruling party
- Majodina's spokesperson reportedly stated that she was aware that the situation could be perceived as nepotism
Pemmy Majodina, ANC's Chief Whip in Parliament, wishes to appear before the party's integrity commission to shed light on her son's involvement in an ANC personal protective equipment caucus deal.
Nomfanelo Kota, ANC Parliamentary caucus' acting spokesperson, issued a statement saying Majodina regretted the association of her son, Mkhonto weSizwe, in an agreement that supplied thermometers worth R52 500 to ANC constituency offices.
According to a report, Majodina found herself tangled in a negative situation related to an alleged conflict of financial interest over a tender that went to her son.
Kota stated that Majodina is 'aware' that the situation may be perceived as nepotism due to the closeness of her son. The Citizen revealed that Mkhonto is the sole director of King Mzimshe Trading based in Bhisho, Eastern Cape. Majodina reiterated her stance on 'upholding the law'.
According to News24, Mkhonto allegedly supplied 150 thermometers to be used at the party's constituency offices across the country through his company
In similar news, Briefly News reported on Gwede Mantashe who was accused of nepotism last year. This follows an image of a form dated 3 December stating that Mantashe's son Buyambo was appointed as an Advisory Council member of the Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Institute has surfaced online.
The form looks quite legit but there have been no formal announcements of Mantashe's appointment. The image was shared to Twitter by @NcisanaL who sparked a conversation surrounding nepotism within South African politics. @NcisanaL said in the caption that:
"If it were Duduzane Zuma or Brian Shivambu we would hear stories."
Read some of the responses to the news below:
"Is he not the same one involved in the Amatole toilets tender debacle?"
"He actually has qualifications in agriculture."
"Gwede is ‘plugging’ the chap, first he hooked him up with a multimillion tender in Amatole District Municipality, now we're here."
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