Zondo recommends Nomvula Mokonyane’s prosecution for corruption, found she took bribes from Bosasa
- The State Capture Inquiry recommends that former minister Nomvula Mokonyane be investigated and prosecuted for corruption.
- The commission found enough evidence that she received gratification from Bosasa.
- The third part of the commission’s report was released on Tuesday night, dealing solely with Bosasa.
The State Capture Inquiry recommends that the authorities take action against “Mama Action” Nomvula Mokonyane after finding enough evidence that she received gratification from Bosasa.
“The matter is referred to the appropriate authorities for further investigation and prosecution of Ms Mokonyane on charges of corruption in terms of section 3 and/or 4 and/or 11 and/or 12 and/or 13 of PRECCA [Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act],” the report stated.
Zondo found there were “clearly extensive attempts by Bosasa and its leaders, through various forms of inducement and gain, to influence Ms Mokonyane in her position as a member of the national executive, the provincial executive and office bearer in organs of state”.
The commission also found sufficient evidence to establish that Mokonyane accepted gratification from Bosasa, which held and sought to obtain contracts with the government.
This included her lavish 40th birthday bash and monthly payments of R50 000.
The presidency released the fourth part of the commission’s report on Tuesday night. It comprises four volumes and about 1 000 pages in total. It only deals with Bosasa.
Mokonyane is a longstanding leadership figure, initially in Gauteng and later on the national stage.
In terms of executive office – she served as an MEC from the late 1990s in the provincial Gauteng government. She became Gauteng premier in 2009. In 2014, former president Jacob Zuma appointed her to his Cabinet, initially as water and sanitation minister
She got the chop when President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed his Cabinet after 2019. She works for the ANC in Luthuli House as the party’s head of organising.