‘There is no ANC probe’

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November 7, 2016
‘There is no ANC probe’

'NO PROBE': Mantashe

Hawks slams claims of them investigating three ANC members.

The Hawks say they’re not investigating three ANC dik dinge.

This follows reports by the Sunday Times that the Directorate of Priority Crimes are probing Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe and party treasurer Zweli Mkhize.

It’s reported the trio were being investigated for not reporting a R600 million bribe and the offer of the finance minister job Ajay Gupta allegedly made to Jonas in March.

But on Sunday Hawks spokesperson, Hangwani Mulaudzi, rubbished the reports.

“How do you investigate someone who should be commended for what he has done?” Mulaudzi asked, referring to Jonas.

“The only thing that we advised was that in terms of Section 34 of the Anti-Corruption Act, which stipulates clearly that anybody who might have been offered such a bribe or any kind of fraud needs to be reported, it was not reported to us, hence there is no investigation.”

In this year, Jonas revealed he was offered the Finance Minister position by the Guptas, shortly before Nhlanhla Nene was fired in December 2015.

This also came out when the Public Protector’s office released the State Capture report last week.

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