ANC’s chief whip to answer for son’s ‘regrettable’ PPE deal

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ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina has said she is willing to subject herself to Parliament’s Ethics Committee to explain her son’s involvement in a “regrettable” ANC caucus PPE procurement deal which supplied thermometers worth R52,500 to party constituency offices in January.

A TimesLIVE report says Majodina – via her spokesperson Nomfanelo Kota – said she “regrets the involvement of her son Mkhonto wesizwe Majodina in the PPE caucus procurement deal”. “It is the intention of the chief whip to subject herself to a parliamentary ethics probe if and when called upon to do so to clear perceptions of any flouting of regulations‚” Kota said.

Majodina‚ who is one of the party’s most senior deployees in Parliament‚ is embroiled in a scandal over an alleged conflict of financial interest after it emerged that the parliamentary caucus she manages awarded a deal for PPE to her son.

It is understood that a company in which Majodina’s son is a sole director apparently supplied 150 thermometers valued at R350 each to be used in the party’s constituency offices across South Africa.

“The chief whip reiterates her longstanding commitment to upholding the law‚” Kota is quoted in TimesLIVE as saying.

 

Full TimesLIVE report (Open access)


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