The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng has called on the Premier David Makhura to remove ANC Chief Whip, Brian Hlongwa from his position, following allegations of corruption.
This follows the Special Investigating Unit report which was made public last week and implicates Hlongwa in R1.2 billion of corrupt activities when he was Health MEC from 2006 to 2009.
The report was submitted to former President Jacob Zuma in March 2017. It also gives details of money given to Hlongwa to help purchase his R7.2 million house in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
DA’s Jack Bloom says Makhura has resisted previous calls to act against corruption by firing Hlongwa from his senior position in the Gauteng Legislature.
” The DA is going to keep up the pressure on Gauteng premier David Makhura to fire ANC chief whip Brian Hliongwa who earns 1.4 million rand a year in that position. We hope he faces justice in a court of law for what he has allegedly been implicated when he was the MEC for Health.”