The country is well aware that some African National Congress politicians are actively promoting corruption. Many of these leaders have lost their positions as a result of their involvement in such situations, but many more are continually being uncovered. One of those ministers was recently revealed for his involvement in a PPE tender that resulted in the government being overcharged by millions of dollars.
Former minister Nomvula Makonyane's participation in an R2.6 million PPE tender has been discovered. It was found that she used her own R1.6 million to buy Dettol from while-sellers, and that she sent her relatives to do the same. She should then sell that same Dettol for R2.6 million to the health department. This implies she billed the government for R1 million more than she should have.
Worse, the minister was intimately involved in the matter and utilized her own money. Typically, political leaders will do so through the businesses of their relatives. Because this is such a recent piece of news, the administration has yet to reveal what penalty the former minister will receive.
This is yet more proof of ministers' involvement in these corruption scandals with their own funds. Many of these cases have repeatedly mentioned Makonyane. She has not served a single day in prison. We're beginning to question if she bribes others to keep her personal information private and keep her out of jail. She can't get away with R1 million; she has to pay it.
How do you feel about it? What is the appropriate punishment for the ex-minister?
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