The ANC’s Integrity Commission has recommended that former State Security Minister, now chair of the parliamentary committee on home affairs Bongani Bongo to step aside from all party positions and activities, pending the finalisation of his criminal case.
Bongo was arrested by the Hawks in Cape Town and was released on bail of R5000.
He is due back in court in January 2020.
The charges relate to the alleged bribery of the former evidence leader of the Eskom inquiry in Parliament.
Commission chairperson George Mashamba said Bongo should step aside. The ANC’s National Executive Committee must take a lead in this by restoring public confidence in the party, said Mashamba.
“The integrity commission recommends that the NEC take swift and decisive action to restore the confidence of the public in the ANC’s stated position of zero tolerance against corruption."
The former state security minister has since refuted the allegations and said the charges are a plot to discredit him.