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Former ANC Minister Accused of obtaining Millions from Corruption

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/government/2992366/ppe-report-nomvula-mokonyane-paid-suppliers-from-personal-account/

Background

The country is well aware that some African National Congress politicians are promoting corruption on the side. Many of these leaders have lost their positions as a result of their involvement in such situations, but there are still many more who are being exposed for their wrongdoing. One of those ministers was recently exposed for his involvement in a PPE tender that resulted in the government being overcharged millions of dollars.

Report

Former minister Nomvula Makonyane has been exposed for her role in an R2.6 million PPE tender. It was reported that she spent R1.6 million on Dettol and had her relatives buy it from while sellers. She should then sell the identical Dettol for R2.6 million to the health department. This implies she charged the government R1 million more than she should have.

The fact that the minister used her personal money and was intimately involved in the matter makes it even worse. Typically, political leaders use their relatives' businesses to accomplish so. Because this is such fresh news, the government has yet to reveal what punishment the former minister will face.

Opinion

This is yet more proof of ministers' involvement in these corruption scandals using their own money. Makonyane has been cited repeatedly in many of these situations. She has yet to serve a single day in prison. We're starting to question if she bribes others to keep her personal information private and keep her out of prison. R1 million is a significant chunk of money to get away with, and she should pay it.


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