Parliament will this week debate the scandals surrounding the awarding of COVID-19 related tenders.
Opposition parties have called for an investigation into the COVID-19 contracts awarded in the Free State. The EFF accuses the provincial government of awarding tenders to politically connected individuals.
United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa says the looting of COVID-19 funds does not come as a surprise because corruption is currently institutionalised by the ANC administration.
The ANC in Gauteng has requested its Provincial Executive Committee members, Bandile Masuku and Khusela Diko, to step aside pending an investigation into allegations of corruption in the awarding of personal protective equipment (PPE) tenders.
The South African Council of Churches has called on government to immediately centralise its procurement system to avoid corruption in awarding tenders.