Babalo Ndenze29 March 2024 | 9:45

Mashatile to give Parliament a response on corruption allegations in 7 days

The DA had tough questions for Deputy President Paul Mashatile in the National Assembly on Thursday, amid serious corruption allegations against him.

Mashatile to give Parliament a response on corruption allegations in 7 days

FILE: Deputy President Paul Mashatiile. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - Deputy President Paul Mashatile has been given seven days by Parliament to respond to a list of questions on his corruption allegations. 

Mashatile revealed this on Thursday during a virtual question and answer session in the National Assembly. 

The Democratic Alliance (DA) had questioned Mashatile about his corruption allegations and his links to state capture-accused individuals like Edwin Sodi, who faces his own corruption accusations.

DA Chief Whip Siviwe Gwarube not only questioned Mashatile about Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's corruption allegations, she also quizzed him about his own legal woes. 

Gwarube also complained to Parliament's Ethics Committee about Mashatile. 

"The Hawks are currently investigating you and your son-in-law about a R30 million home in Constantia, and the source of those funds. Additionally, there are questions about the use of homes owned by Edwin Sodi, a state capture-accused individual." 


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But Mashatile said all the answers would be provided when he responded to the ethics committee.

"I will be responding to those questions, which is basically the issue that she's [Gwarube] raising. They've given me seven days to clarify those issues, so those responses will definitely come to Parliament next week."

While the committee conducts its business behind closed doors, Mashatile said Gwarube would be free to see his answers.