The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Limpopo says it has written to Premier Stan Mathabatha to investigate allegations of corruption against Sports, Arts and Culture MEC Thandi Moraka.

Moraka allegedly received kickbacks amounting to R600 000 from former Eskom senior official France Hlakudi.

Moraka allegedly received the money from Eskom’s slush fund, Babinatlou Business Services, between 2016 and 2017.

Hlakudi is also facing various charges including fraud, corruption and money laundering in relation to the building of the multi-billion rand Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga.

DA MPL Risham Maharaj says, “The Democratic Alliance in Limpopo is deeply concerned and has written to Premier Stan Mathabatha to investigate allegations of MEC Thandi Moraka in terms of receiving kickbacks. We call on Premier Mathabatha to investigate these claims as well as to have MEC Moraka explain her circumstances and her transactions and the relationship between her company and Babina Tlou business services.

The DA will continue to call for investigations into possible cases of corruption or untoward conduct and to ensure that those who benefit illegally at the expense of citizens must be held to account.”