Former Minister of State Security, Bongani Bongo, has been granted bail following arrest on fraud related charges. Bongo, who is currently still an ANC Member of Parliament, was granted bail of R5000 after appearing in the Cape Town magistrate’s court on Thursday morning.

Bongo is also the chairperson of Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee.

Bongo was appointed on 17 October 2017 by former President Jacob Zuma until he was relieved from the post on 28 February 2018. He was accused by Parliamentary Eskom Inquiry evidence leader, Nthuthuzelo Vanara, of bribery after Bongo allegedly gave him a blank cheque to shut down the Eskom process.

As the Minister of State Security, Bongo headed the State Security Agency.

The matter has been postponed to 31 January 2020.