ATM: Let the Hawks investigate COVID -19 corruption

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Hlokomelo Mabogale

The African Transformation Movement (ATM) has come out guns blazing on the President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that 6 ministers will make up a committee that will look into the alleged corruption on the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) amongst.

In a statement, the party said “the Ramaphosa administration has once more demonstrated its high tolerance and complicity in corruption.”

The ATM further said that it is no use to have this committee as some ministers have “failed” in their oversight jobs. “The fact that some of the ministers in this committee have already failed to play an oversight role to some of their staff members implicated in this corruption probe should have disqualified them from serving in this committee if transparency and accountability was high on the agenda.”

The Ministerial Committee comprises: minister of justice and correctional services Ronald Lamola, minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, Finance minister Tito Mboweni, Police minister Bheki Cele, Public Service and Administration Senzo Mchunu and Cooperative government and Traditional Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

ATM maintains that only the Hawks and other independent agencies are the relevant ones to investigate this matter.

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