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Thabang Makwetla says he paid back Bosasa’s money for home security

The committee found Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla guilty of failing to disclose that Bosasa installed security features at his home.

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla says he will challenge the outcome of Ethics Committee of Parliament which found him guilty of breaching the Ethics Code.

The committee found Makwetla guilty of failing to disclose that Bosasa installed security features at his home.

The complaint was laid by the Democratic Alliance’s chief whip John Steenhuisen in September 2018.

However, in 2018, Makwetla rebuked allegations that he benefitted from the company through illicit means, claiming he’d had a relationship with the Watson brothers since the “struggle days”.

Makwetla says he will be writing to the chairperson of the committee to express his dissatisfaction.

“To register my observations of what I consider to be procedural irregularities and to get a response from the committee and hopefully they will adhere to my plea.“

At the same time, Makwetla says he has paid back the money used by Bosasa to install security features at his property.

The committee had said that he must be fined 30 days’ salary and be reprimanded in the House.

But Makwetla said he plans to contest this, as he has already given the committee proof that he repaid the money for security infrastructure at his house.

“I received correspondent from the committee that oi should provide documents that Bosasa, as I indicated, apologised and provided me with a bill, which I have settled.”