This comes less than two weeks after ex-Bosasa executives Angelo Agrizzi, Linda Nti and Andries van Tonder were busted by the Hawks on corruption charges Former President Jacob Zuma, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and MP Vincent Smith are some of the biggest names implicated in the Bosasa bribery scandal.
It is understood that people high up on the election list include controversial figures such as Bathabile Dlamini, minister in the presidency responsible for women; Nomvula Mokonyane, minister of environmental affairs; Vincent Smith, chair of several parliamentary portfolio committees; and Mduduzi Manana, a former deputy minister of higher education.
Strangely, Mantashe intimated to the media that the reporting on the Bosasa upgrades gifted to himself and other ministers, such as Nomvula Mokonyane, had the effect of “lumping him in the same pot” as the others.
Under Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, this village was supplied with water tanks.
The ''VIP'' beneficiaries included ANC chairman and minerals resources minister Gwede Mantashe, whose security upgrades cost R300 000; environmental affairs minister, Nomvula Mokonyane; former South African Airways (SAA) board chairwoman, Dudu Myeni, who also chairs the Jacob Zuma Foundation; former prisons' boss Linda Mti; ANC member of Parliament (MP) Vincent Smith and Pretoria chief magistrate, Desmond Nair.
According to environmental affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane, there were 769 rhino poaching incidents last year.
Former Bosasa employee Richard Le Roux testified earlier this month that he was tasked with installing security upgrades at various ministers' and government officials' homes, such as Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe, Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, ANC MP Vincent Smith and Makwetla.
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.
Environmental Affairs Minister Ms Nomvula Mokonyane and Mining counterpart Mr Gwede Mantashe were named as having received bribes from the utilities management company Bosasa at the ongoing judicial commission probing allegations of government corruption under former president Jacob Zuma.
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.