South Africa

Ramaphosa to speak on GBV, Covid-19 fraud and ANC trip to Zim on Tuesday

Gender-based violence hotspots, the ANC's controversial diplomatic trip to Zimbabwe and Covid-19 corruption will be up for discussion when President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses parliament on Tuesday.

Ramaphosa - whose office has not escaped scandal linked to allegedly dodgy personal protective equipment procurement - is set to address the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday at 3pm.

In a short statement, the parliamentary communications team said the president would answer six questions “on matters related to hotspots for gender-based violence, [the] diplomatic trip to Zimbabwe, Covid-19 corruption/procurement irregularities, sustainability of municipalities and public transport infrastructure restoration”. 

Also on Tuesday, the National Assembly will deal with the appointment of the new auditor-general of South Africa, after the unanimous recommendation that current deputy AG Tsakani Maluleke take up the hot seat.

“At the same sitting, there will also be a debate on an urgent matter of national importance, corruption related to Covid-19 tenders, sponsored by the leader of the opposition, John Steenhuisen,” parliament said.

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