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Mokonyane ditches Parliament for ANC headquarters

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 Mabe

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