ANC Factions Battles Over PPE’s Corruption Contracts

The standoff in the NEC on Friday was sparked by President Cyril Ramaphosa's opening address.

ANC Factions Rises Over PPE’s Corruption-SurgeZirc SA
President Cyril Ramaphosa/Photo File:Screengrabs

Global pandemic contracts have split the ANC top leadership along pre Nasrec factions.

As the leaders messes up, the party’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting this weekend over how to deal with corruption allegations levelled against its leaders.

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The standoff in the NEC on Friday was sparked by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s opening address.

In which he is said to have warned the ANC executive that corruption has tarnished the party’s brand.

At the centre of a heated debate was a proposal by Enoch Godongwana, head of the NEC subcommittee on economic transformation.

For a committee led by former president Kgalema Motlanthe, and including former president Thabo Mbeki.

To investigate claims of corruption against party bigwigs.

The battle comes as more claims emerge of relatives and friends of ANC leaders benefiting from government contracts for personal protective equipment (PPE) running into millions of rands.

Party activists went on social media on Friday to try to counter the wave of negative publicity engulfing the party, following revelations that more leaders’ relatives have had a bite of the PPE pie.

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ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s son Tshepiso’s Motheko Projects received a contract for R2.29m.

Tshepiso’s brother Thato’s Marvel Deeds also scored R427,221 from the Free State treasury.

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