The African National Congress (ANC) Caucus has expressed concern over allegations of bribery attempts by State Security Minister Bongani Bongo.
The Minister is alleged to have attempted to bribe the evidence leader of the parliamentary inquiry into Eskom, Adv Ntuthuzelo Vanara.
ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu has also called on law enforcement agencies to investigate the allegations. He has also described the allegations as serious.
In a statement, Mthembu said while parliament’s Ethics Committee is looking into the allegations, law enforcement agencies should also investigate them.
The party has also condemned reported threats against members of parliament or staff working for the committee which is probing Eskom affairs and has advised them to report any threat to the police.
Mthembu says they are fully behind the inquiry.
He’s encouraged the committee to leave no stone unturned to unearth any wrongdoing at state owned companies and has vowed that no one with ulterior motives would be allowed to derail the inquiry.