CAPE TOWN - Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize is consulting lawyers about a newspaper report on Sunday claiming he was involved in corruption.
He had been made aware that the Sunday Times had published a story titled 'Zweli Mkhize linked to R4.5 million dodgy deal', Mkhize said in a statement.
"It attempts to allege that I facilitated a loan from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). I also received questions from the Sunday Times asking if I have any relationship with Zonkizizwe Investments and whether I facilitated a PIC loan for Afric Oil.
"I made it clear that I have never facilitated such a loan and I have no relationship with Zonkizizwe. This I still maintain. I have also now learnt through the article that there are lawyers who have instituted action against certain parties wherein my name is mentioned. To date I have not seen such a lawyer’s letter nor is there any action pending against me or by me on such a matter," Mkhize said.
He said he had also not been provided with a shred of evidence on when he facilitated this loan and who he engaged with in doing such facilitation.