According to environmental affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane, there were 769 rhino poaching incidents last year.
On Tuesday, DA MP Phumzile van Damme took the opportunity during the debate to challenge Ramaphosa to prove his commitment to fighting corruption by suspending implicated ministers, including Gwede Mantashe and Nomvula Mokonyane.
"But I will never believe you until you fire [Minister of Environmental Affairs] Nomvula Mokonyane," Malema said.
They said Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, senior ANC MP Vincent Smith and Mantashe must be axed from their positions due to the allegations on Bosasa.
"We commend these commissions for the work they are doing, often under challenging circumstances, to uncover the truth," Ramaphosa said, to applause from the ANC benches, including Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane, who didn't have a Louis Vuitton handbag as part of her ensemble.
It is followed closely by questions about why ministers and government officials, including Nomvula Mokonyane and Gwede Mantashe, were not being charged.
The ANC drafted its list, which it hasn’t concluded yet, in January, The draft list, as far as we know, included the likes of former president Jacob Zuma and Nomvula Mokonyane.
Nomvula Mokonyane Minister Nomvula Mokonyane briefs media on outcomes of Cabinet Meeting Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane briefs media on Cabinet meeting of 22 August 2018 in Cape Town [Photo: GCIS] Mokonyane was allegedly pampered by Bosasa.
ALSO READ: Mokonyane, Mantashe scored big in Bosasa bonanza Last week, Bosasa employee Richard le Roux testified before the state capture commission of inquiry that he had managed a team of technicians who worked on "Special Projects" – which entailed Le Roux being sent around the country to install security systems at the homes of government officials, including Mantashe, at the behest of Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson, former chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi and other Bosasa directors.
READ: Bosasa's special projects extended to ministers, a magistrate says witness This includes Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, current Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe (ANC secretary general at the time), former SAA chair Dudu Myeni, Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla, ANC MP Vincent Smith and one-time procurement manager at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), Mbulelo Gingcana.