Cape Town - The ANC Gauteng Provincial Working Committee (PWC) has called on its Integrity Committee to conclude the matter involving corruption allegations against ANC Chief Whip in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Brian Hlongwa.
These allegations were captured in the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) report by social justice non-profit organisation Section27, Treatment Action Campaign and Corruption Watch.
"The PWC notes with concern that, since the SIU launched its investigation in 2010 into certain affairs at the Gauteng Department of Health covering the period of 2006 to 2009 when Comrade Brian was the MEC for Health, the matter has been a subject of enquiry by law enforcement agencies for over seven years without any conclusion" the ANC said.
According to the ruling party, "the dragging on of this case for this long undermines the democratic state fight against corruption" and called on the criminal justice system to bring closure to the matter.
On June 21, twelve public servants and politicians, including Hlongwa and current ANC chief whip in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, and 10 private sector companies have been implicated in corruption worth R1.2 billion in the Gauteng Department of Health between January 2006 and May 2010.
On Sunday the DA in the province launched a “Hlongwa monitor” to track how long Premier David Makhura would take before firing the Gauteng legislature chief whip.IOL