JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will lay criminal charges against South Africa’s Deputy President Paul Mashatile.
This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s failure to address corruption allegations that the DA made against Mashatile.
DA leader John Steenhuisen had given Ramaphosa an ultimatum should he not act against reports that Mashatile was involved in corruption.
Several media reports that have surfaced, are implicating Mashatile in corruption during his time as Human Settlements MEC in Gauteng.
Last week, Steenhuisen attempted to deliver a document that supposedly contains evidence of corruption to the office of the president.
But The Presidency said the party should submit any evidence of criminal activities to the police not at the Union Buildings.
DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi said the criminal case would be opened on Monday.
"In light of President Ramaphosa’s subsequent inaction and indifference, the DA will now take matters into our own hands to rid our country and its government of the ANC’s corruption."