Mervyn Dirks, a serving ANC MP, wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to explain, in writing, his alleged comments in a leaked audio recording on the use of public funds for party activity.
DIRKS IS SO DETERMINED THAT HE PETITIONED SCOPA
And he is not stopping until it happens!
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) has requested just that.
Scopa to request Ramaphosa to explain, in writing, his comments in a leaked audio recording on the use of public funds for party activity.
This comes as Dirks petitioned Scopa to summon Ramaphosa. The State Security Agency will also be asked to make a submission.
SCOPA REPORTEDLY SAID IT IS UNNECESSARY TO SUMMON RAMAPHOSA AT THIS TIME
Scopa has reportedly said it is unnecessary to summon the President at this time.
Last year, a leaked recording of Ramaphosa surfaced on social media. He was heard discussing the use of state funds to prop up his election campaign in 2017. Initially, it appeared the scandal had blown over.
But Dirks refused to let the president get away with this perceived injustice.
The RET-backed politician has now asked the standing committee on public accounts (SCOPA) to look further into the matter.
Sure enough, the committee has given the ANC MP a chance to present his case. Dirks will argue that Cyril Ramaphosa has violated the PRECCA Act – essentially accusing him of stealing from the public coffers.
WHO IS ANC MP MERVYN DIRKS?
Dirks, however, insists the matter is not personal – and claims if Ramaphosa’s rival at the time (Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma) had funded her campaign with state cash, he’d be seeking the same course of action.
“I stand for the truth. If the President is aware that NDZ caucus via President Zuma used public funds I am ready to help President Ramaphosa expose these state capture criminals. I took an oath of office.”
ANC MP Mervyn Dirks