Parliament must act speedily on Bongo - EFF

Fighters say they don't expect minister's criminal principal, Jacob Zuma, to do anything about bribery allegations


Sunday, November 19, 2017

The EFF welcomes the decision of the Speaker of the National Assembly to refer Minister Bongo to the Parliament Ethics Committee following his attempts to bribe evidence leader of parliament’s state capture inquiry, Advocate Vanara. Bongo has been trying to undermine the State Capture inquiry for some time. We know for sure that he is amongst those who in the ANC parliament caucus argued for its termination and lost. 

We call on Parliament to act speedily on Bongo to ensure that he does not go on any further to undermine parliament's work to hold the executive accountable. 

We do not expect his illegitimate criminal principal, Jacob Zuma, to do anything about his alleged attempt to offer a bribe to collapse the State of Inquiry investigations. This is because he too is a criminal and is probably the one that sent Bongo to undermine the inquiry. It is in the best interest of Zuma to collapse the inquiry since it is revealing all the criminality and corruption he is involved in to advance the selfish interests of his family and business partners, the Guptas. 

We shall be writing to the Public Protector to report Bongo in terms of the Executive Ethics Act. We shall do this to yet again test Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebani's judicial integrity. 

Statement issued by the Economic Freedom Fighters, 19 November 2017