JOHANNESBURG - The African Transformation Movement (ATM) on Tuesday said it "welcomed" the arrests of former North West Finance MEC Wendy Nelson and Department of Health HOD Thabo Lekalakala.
Nelson was arrested last week on Friday. Lekalakala handed himself over to authorities on Monday. He made a brief appearance at the Mmabatho Magistrate Court, where he was released on R20 000 bail.
"Lekalakala's arrest pertains to the irregularity of his appointment as the head of the department in 2014," said ATM spokesperson Kagiso Monyadiwa.
"Lekalakala has been subjected to disciplinary proceedings within his department after he was charged with procurement irregularities involving the payment of R30 million to the Gupta-linked Mediosa Company and the misrepresentation of facts after he stated he had worked as a chief director of the department."
Monyadiwa added that despite the North West Health Department been placed under the duo's administration, not much had changed.