Parliament has referred allegations of bribery against State Security Minister Bongani Bongo to its ethics committee.
According to reports, Bongo allegedly tried to bribe evidence leader Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara to bring about the collapse of the ongoing state capture inquiry into Eskom.
The Sunday Times reported that a bribe was offered to Vanara to step down.
Karima Brown says Bongo now has two potential scandals on his hands.
He is implicated in wrongdoing in Mpumalanga, and now of course he is trying to actively undermine Parliament and the fact that there is a sworn affidavit from the evidence leader into the state capture probe is of course a huge question.— Karima Brown, political analyst
The Speaker's office is moving with quite a bit of speed referring the matter to the ethics committee.— Karima Brown, political analyst
It looks of course as if Mr Bongo, his very first real foray into work in South Africa is about undermining the constitutional operations of how we work, undermining the legislature...I think it bodes very badly for Mr Bongo.— Karima Brown, political analyst
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