Controversial former Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane ditched her new deployment post as head of Parliamentary Commissions for Luthuli House.
In a statement on Wednesday, hours before being affirmed as a new head of parliamentary committees, Mokonyane asked for her replacement.
African National Congress (ANC) National Spokesperson Pule Mabel confirmed the organisation has receipt request from Mokonyane to reconsider her deployment to the 6th Parliament as House Chairperson.
“Comrade Nomvula has since informed the ANC that because of family duties and her being in mourning, She believes she could not and with commitment to fulfil her duties at this stage as a Member of the 6th Parliament,” said Mabe.
Mabe said ANC will reassign Comrade Nomvula to its headquarters at Luthuli House.
Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) which falls under [Mokonyane] abandoned seat has been ordering for Mokonyane’s inquiry.
Scopa chairperson Themba Godi has requested for a complete parliamentary investigation and for criminal charges against Mokonyane’s former department.
Godi said the Department of Water and Sanitation suffered a complete collapse under Mokonyane.
Other urgent matters portfolio committees likely to probe during this parliamentary term is the claims of state capture.
Mokonyane is implicated by former African Global Operations (formerly Bosasa) COO Angelo Agrizzi before the Zondo commission of inquiry to have benefited from the company.
Eye Witness News reported that former Bosasa executive claims Mokonyane received many favours from the company every year commencing from the time she became MEC in Gauteng.
“It was 120 cases of cold drinks, four cases of high-quality whiskey, 40 cases of beer, 12 cases of frozen chicken, 200 kilogrammes of beef.
They also consist of various braai packs and the many cases of premium brandy and speciality alcohol.
I’d get a list. The organising and paying of burials for family members.”
Meanwhile, ANC deputy president, David Mabuza has asked for the postponment of being sworn in as the country’s second in command.
“Mabuza made the request considering a report by the ANC Integrity Commission. It is alleged he prejudiced the integrity of the ANC and brought the organisation into disrepute,” said MabeFollow us on Social Media