Gloria Motsoere2 February 2024 | 16:59

Presidency on DA's corruption allegations dossier against Mashatile: Go to the police

The party has given President Cyril Ramaphosa five days to make a case for Deputy President Paul Mashatile's immediate investigation before escalating the matter to bodies with teeth.

Presidency on DA's corruption allegations dossier against Mashatile: Go to the police

Deputy President of South Africa Paul Mashatile on a two-day oversight visit in Eastern Cape. Picture: X/PresidencyZA

JOHANNESBURG - Spokesperson in the presidency Vincent Magwenya says any information of criminality must be submitted to the police – and not the office of the president.

This follows The Presidency snubbing the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s attempt to hand over a dossier with alleged evidence of corruption against now-Deputy President Paul Mashatile.

Several media reports have surfaced – implicating Mashatile in corruption during his time as Human Settlements MEC in Gauteng.

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The official opposition is calling for an immediate investigation into Mashatile's alleged dodgy dealings.

Speaking outside the Union buildings on Friday, DA leader John Steenhuisen announced that the party also wants to bring other issues to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s attention.

"We've also added some of the issues we have been raising in Parliament around some of the allegations relating to the deputy president, and the connections with high-profile people in South Africa who seem to be benefitting quite well from government contracts."

Steenhuisen gave Ramaphosa until Wednesday, 7 February to make a case for Mashatile's immediate investigation before the opposition delivered the document to Parliament’s Ethics Committee, and the Office of the Public Protector. 

But Magwenya has confirmed that the document is not on the President's desk.