The Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling on Parliament to investigate the allegations against Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize.

This comes after a local newspaper report suggested that Mkhize had received a R4.5 million kick-back after facilitating a R210 million loan from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).

In a statement released, DA MP and member of the Finance Committee in Parliament David Maynier claims that there is hardly a day that goes by without a new scandal involving questionable investments that are emerging at the PIC.

Maynier says Parliament’s Finance Committee, which he is also a member of, has proven to be ineffective when it comes to probing questionable investment by the PIC.

He says he will write to SCOPA Chairperson Themba Godi as the last resort to probe the PIC because the Finance Committee has failed to do so.

Meanwhile, Mkhize has denied allegations of receiving the kick-back and has indicated that he is seeking legal advice.