Johannesburg - Allegations of corruption involving ANC Gauteng Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa have been referred to the party's integrity committee, the ruling party in the province said on Monday.
“Allegations in the media have been handed over to the integrity committee so that comrade Brian Hlongwa is offered the opportunity to take the organisation into his confidence,” spokesman Nkenke Kekana said.
“To our knowledge he hasn't been charged and we should caution that it should not be a trial by media.”
The Mail&Guardian reported on Friday that according to court papers Hlongwa, the former Gauteng health MEC, had been implicated in corruption dating back to 2006.
It reported that the African National Congress was a beneficiary of his actions and that Hlongwa allegedly acted as a conduit for bribes.