Mkhuleko Hlengwa, chairperson of parliament’s finance watchdog, the status committee on public accounts (Scopa), showed on Sunday that ANC MP Mervyn Dirks might receive a hazard to present his case for Ramaphosa to be summoned over alleged misuse of kingdom finances for birthday party work.
Dirks wrote to Hlengwa asking that his committee summon Ramaphosa after a leaked recording of an ANC NEC meeting at which the president spoke about the usage of nation money for sure campaigns within the lead-as much as the 2017 ANC optionally available conference.
“one of the officials said as these people from the country security [agency] testify [at the state capture commission], one of the officials stated soon they may be revealing about how cash changed into used for some campaigns, and that i stated i might instead they say you purchased money from this enterprise for CR17 than for the general public to in the end listen that their public money turned into used to advance certain campaigns,” Ramaphosa can be heard saying in the recording.
On Sunday, Hlengwa stated the committee would provide Dirks a threat to kingdom his case earlier than taking a choice on whether to summon the president. He said he had cautioned numerous participants of the committee, from one of a kind political parties, about Dirks’s letter. He stated the matter could be heard whilst parliament came back from recess.
The admission with the aid of the president of his information of corruption and his refusal to divulge it's going to surely make the final nation seize file questionable.
ANC MP Mervyn Dirks
“whenever a member writes to us on any rely, it receives our attention. The member is given an opportunity to deal with the committee and make representations. The committee will then decide how we go forward with the problem.
“however the be counted is receiving interest as another matter,” said Hlengwa.
Hlengwa said he had not but knowledgeable the workplace of the president approximately the letter, due to the fact the committee nevertheless had to take a choice on the way to address the request.
“Honourable Dirks should cope with the committee. He should communicate, he should make representations on the problem, and then the committee will determine,” said Hlengwa.
He could not deliver a selected date on whilst the committee become anticipated to take a seat and discuss the problem.
Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Tyrone Seale, could not be reached for comment at the time of writing.
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