PPE scandal the ‘new arms deal’ – analyst

The Gauteng Covid-19 tender scandal is the “arms deal of the 21st century” for the ANC, proving the governing party is synonymous with corruption, says an expert. Political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni said the saga could not have come at a worse time for the ANC and President Cyril Ramaphosa. The scandal erupted when the country was vulnerable because of the double crises of Covid-19 and the collapsing economy. The latest saga developed after a Sunday newspaper reported last week that Royal Bhaca Projects, owned by Prince Thandisizwe Diko, the husband of presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko, was awarded two contracts…

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