Mboweni and Treasury officers appeared earlier than Parliament’s finance committees on Wednesday
Tito Mboweni, Finance Minister stated as quickly as the federal government introduced the budgets out there for COVID-19 “thieves” started to collect plans to pocket the funds.
Mboweni and Treasury officers appeared earlier than Parliament’s finance committees on Wednesday.
They have been summoned to supply a proof about what has been occurring with COVID-19 funds after allegations emerged of corruption and malfeasance, implicating senior authorities officers and their relations.
These embody presidential spokesperson – Khusela Diko, Gauteng well being MEC – Bandile Masuku & his spouse – Loyiso Masuku and Diko’s husband – Thandisizwe Diko.
It has additionally been reported that ANC secretary basic – Ace Magashule’s sons and former minister – Nomvula Mokonyane’s daughter are additionally alleged to have benefited from contracts to provide PPE.
Mbowenin additional stated the emergency procurement of non-public protecting gear was now not allowed and all contracts should be awarded by a correct tender course of.
Mboweni is ready to satisfy with provincial finance MECs on Thursday wen he stated he would insist that every one contracts for PPE should be revealed on Treasury’s web site with full particulars of corporations that win tenders, in addition to their opponents and the explanations they misplaced the bid.
“No sooner had we introduced the budgets for COVID-19 than the thieves had begun to assemble on the door to plan to steal.”
The Western Cape authorities, the place the opposition DA governs, has revealed the primary of what it says can be month-to-month studies on COVID-related tenders.
Mboweni additionally pressured through the assembly that not all such contracts are tainted by corruption however stated there was prima facie proof that quite a lot of departments didn’t observe the prescripts for procurement spelled out in Treasury directions.