The country is well aware that some members of the African National Congress are actively promoting corruption. Many of these leaders have lost their positions as a result of their involvement in such incidents, but many more are still being exposed for their wrongdoing. One of these ministers was been identified as a participant in a PPE tender that overcharged the government by millions of dollars.
Former minister Nomvula Makonyane was exposed for her role in an R2.6 million PPE tender. It was found that she used her own R1.6 million to acquire Dettol from while-sellers, and that she sent her relatives to do so. She should then sell the identical Dettol for R2.6 million to the health ministry. This indicates that she overcharged the government by R1 million.
Worse, the minister used her own money and was intimately involved in the case. Usually, political leaders use their relatives' businesses to accomplish so. Because this is such fresh news, the government has yet to reveal what penalty the former minister will get.
This is another another example of ministers embezzling their own funds in these scandals. Makonyane has been cited in a number of these cases. She hasn't spent a single day in prison. We're starting to question if she bribes others to keep her information private and keep her out of prison. She can't get away with R1 million; she needs to pay it.
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