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Mbete: Bribe claims against Minister Bongo escalated to President Zuma

Last week, the 'Sunday Times' reported that Bongo tried to bribe advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara to shut down Parliament's state capture inquiry.

FILE: State Security Minister Bongani Bongo. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) chairperson and National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has revealed that allegations that State Security Minister Bongani Bongo tried to bribe an evidence leader in the state capture inquiry have been escalated to President Jacob Zuma.

Mbete was speaking to Karima Brown during a Townhall broadcast on 702 on Monday night.

Last week, The Sunday Times reported that Bongo tried to bribe advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara to shut down the process.

Mbete has confirmed that Vanara submitted an affidavit to Parliament which she has since sent to Zuma.

“What I have done is I have taken the affidavit, personally, and I have handed it to the president and the president is acting on it as we speak and we will wait for that outcome.”

Mbete has also raised concerns about the safety of MPs who are part of the inquiry after some reported threats to their lives.

WATCH: Baleka Mbete Town Hall discussion

#702TwonHall with Baleka Mbete

[WATCH] Baleka Mbete joins Karima Brown for a Town Hall discussion about what she [Baleka] hopes to bring to the ANC if she becomes the new president of the politcal party

Posted by 702 on Monday, 27 November 2017

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