NEWS: Political analyst Sanusha Naidoo says critics of President Cyril Ramaphosa will be keeping a close eye on how the Gauteng Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) tackle the allegations of a fraudulent tender. In his nation-address last week President Cyril Ramaphosa said, “What concerns me, and what concerns all South Africans, are those instances where funds are stolen, where they are misused, where goods are overpriced, where food parcels are diverted from needy households – where there is corruption and mismanagement of public funds.
“Increasingly, we are hearing allegations about fraudulent UIF claims, overpricing of goods and services, violation of emergency procurement regulations, collusion between officials and service providers, abuse of food parcel distribution and the creation of fake non-profit organisations to access relief funding.”
The tender in question was awarded to a company where Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko’s husband is a director. Gauteng health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has also implicated the matter. Diko has since taken a leave of absence.
Sanusha Naidoo, speaking to Newsbreak Lotus, says President Ramaphosa will have to tread very carefully in this matter and show that he is impartial and unbiased.
Source: SABC NEWS
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