Streaming issues? Report here
Aubrey Masango 702 Gradient Aubrey Masango 702 Gradient
The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
volume_up
volume_mute

The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

COVID-19 crisis has become another tender bonanza - Dr Ralph Mathekga

28 July 2020 7:41 AM
Tags:
Bandile Masuku
tender irregularities
COVID19
PPE
khuselo diko

Political analyst unpacks Khusela Diko been granted leave of absence over alleged tender irregularities by her husband's company.

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu on Monday announced the president's spokesperson Khusela Diko has requested and been granted a leave of absence.

RELATED: ANC Gauteng meeting with Makhura, Masuku over COVID-19 corruption claims

This comes pending investigations into allegations that Diko and her husband were involved in tender irregularities in the Gauteng Department of Health.

RELATED: Amid tender irregularity claims, president spokesperson Diko on leave of absence

Elsewhere, Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) secretary Jacob Khawe met with Premier David Makhura and Health MEC Bandile Masuku over alleged corruption in the health department.

This follows reports linking Masuku and his wife, Loyiso Lugayeni-Masuku, to a suspicious R125 million tender for personal protective equipment (PPE).

Bongani Bingwa on Monday reported on a Special Investigating Unit probe into 90 companies that received contracts from the Gauteng Department of Health.

How can the tender system be fixed in South Africa?

Political analyst Dr Ralph Mathekga and Wits University School of Economics and Business Sciences senior lecturer Lumkile Mondi weigh in on tender irregularities.

We are used to such reports, tender irregularities are as common as weather reports. The sad thing is that South Africans are supposed to be happy and grateful because one spokesperson took a leave of absence. Our concern was that this COVID-19 crisis was going to be another tender bonanza.

Dr Ralph Mathekga, Political analyst

One of the things that can be done to save the state, is to take back the money awarded back to the state.

We need to get back some of these services to be provided in house by the state by people who are employed by the state.

Dr Ralph Mathekga, Political analyst

Mondi says as part of that R500 billion stimulus, to complement that funding gap the country had to borrow from other institutions like the IMF.

Given the track record of the African National Congress's track record, these tender irregularities shows that the emperor is naked and is unable to bring accountability post Nasrec when he became the president.

Lumkile Mondi, Senior lecturer - Wits University School of Economics and Business Sciences

Listen below to the full conversation:


28 July 2020 7:41 AM
Tags:
Bandile Masuku
tender irregularities
COVID19
PPE
khuselo diko

More from Politics

Cyril Ramaphosa

Is Ramaphosa ready to announce Level 2? What an economist would like him to say

12 August 2020 6:51 PM

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Kevin Lings, chief economist at Stanlib Asset Management.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

PP takes Parliament to court over bid to remove her, calls bid unconstitutional

12 August 2020 1:09 PM

News24 parliamentary reporter Jan Gerber reflects on the court case between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the National Assembly.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Out of business 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

R200b Covid-19 loan scheme's paid out only R13b. Can a makeover get it to work?

11 August 2020 8:48 PM

Since it launched in May, the scheme's helped only 6.6% of businesses it targets. Will recent changes lead to improvement?

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

123rf A pile of two hundred rand notes, South African currency money

Eskom pensioners receive Covid 19-relief bonuses totalling R104m

11 August 2020 7:25 PM

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Eskom's Linda Mateza about the once-off payment to its pensioners.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190715-des-van-rooyen-edjpg

Thank God van Rooyen wasn't finance minister for longer, Zondo commission told

11 August 2020 6:43 PM

Lungisa Fuzile (former National Treasury DG) tore into former minister Des van Rooyen's performance and choice of advisers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200811-des-van-rooyen-edjpg

Van Rooyen blames Madonsela & white-owned media for state capture allegations

11 August 2020 5:46 PM

The former Cabinet minister, during his testimony on Tuesday at the state capture inquiry, accused the former Public Protector of making findings against him without giving him an opportunity to answer.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190715-des-van-rooyen-edjpg

Van Rooyen to cross-examine Fuzile before he takes stand at Zondo commission

11 August 2020 1:06 PM

EWN reporter Nthakoana Ngatane gives an update on what is happening at the state capture commission.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Zimbabwe map flag 123rfpolitics 123rf

What is happening in Zim is self-evident, it requires no denial - rights lawyer

11 August 2020 11:24 AM

Zimbabwe government spokesman Nick Mangwana denies that there are human rights violations happening in that country.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cyril Ramaphosa

'Eradicate chauvinism, sexism and patriarchy. They enable oppression of women'

10 August 2020 9:01 AM

In his "From The Desk of the President" column, Cyril Ramaphosa unpacks a number of commitments made under Generation Equality.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

JZuma

Zuma apologises to Hanekom for 'known enemy agent' tweet

9 August 2020 4:50 PM

Former president Jacob Zuma said on his official Twitter account that he “unconditionally withdraws” the allegation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward