Cape Town - Parliament has refuted allegations that it had paid its embattled suspended secretary Gengezi Mgidlana and other senior officials performance bonuses.
Mgidlana was placed on precautionary leave in November after allegations were made by National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) that he had used R4 million on travel vouchers.
However, Parliament has denied the reports that Mgidlana was paid R56 000 performance bonus over the 2017/2018 financial year.
Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said: “A conclusion that Secretary to Parliament Mr Gengezi Mgidlana, who has been on suspension while undergoing a disciplinary enquiry, was paid R56 000 bonus, alongside other Executive Managers, is grossly erroneous and an unfortunate misapprehension of the financial section of Parliament’s Annual Report”.
A report by the Daily Maverick noted that in the 2016/17 financial year Mgidlana received a R78 000 performance bonus, bringing his salary to R2.677-million.